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Brooks, Cleanth

William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country

ISBN: 0807116017

Fowler and Abadie

Faulkner and Humor

(out of print)

ISBN: 0878052828

ISBN: 087805281X

Jones, Anne Goodwyn

Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts (paperback)Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts


ISBN: 0813917255


ISBN: 0813917263

Kartiganer and Abadie

Faulkner in Cultural Context


ISBN: 157806001X


ISBN: 1578060028

Faulkner and the Natural World


ISBN: 1578061202


ISBN: 1578061210

Urgo, Joseph

Faulkner’s Apocrypha: A Fable, Snopes, and the Spirit of Human Rebellion

ISBN: 0878054049

Note: This listing is provided as a guide to locate scholarly print resources (typically books and articles) pertaining to Faulkner. Except in a few rare instances, these resources are not freely available on the Internet. Some resources may be available via subscription-based online databases, such as Ebscohost, JSTOR, Literature Online, Project MUSE, and netLibrary, to name just a few. Check with your local library for availability. Because they are protected by copyright, none of the bibliographical resources listed here are available online at this web site.

Arnold, Edwin T. “‘Give Me Lief’: Snopes and Fair Play.” Chiba Review 18 (1996): 1-11.

Barnett, Louise K. “The Speech Community of The Hamlet.” Centennial Review 30.3 (Summer 1986): 400-14.

Basic, Sonja. “Parody and Metafiction: Ulysses and The Hamlet.Faulkner, His Contemporaries, and His Posterity. Ed. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz. Tubingen: Francke, 1993. 41-55.

Bassett, John E. “Yoknapatawpha Revised: Demystifying Snopes.” College Literature 15.2 (Spring 1988): 136-52.

Beck, Warren. Man in Motion: Faulkner’s Trilogy. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1961.

Bird, Roy K. “William Faulkner’s The Hamlet: A Monument to Footprints.” International Fiction Review 15.1 (Winter 1988): 58-62.

Blann, Robertson. “The Goats That Got Away: A Look at Faulkner’s Goat Trading Episode in The Hamlet and Some Problems With It.” Tennessee Philological Bulletin 26 (1989): 38-46.

Brooks, Cleanth. “Faulkner’s Savage Arcadia: Frenchman’s Bend (The Hamlet).” William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country (1963): 167-91.

Burelbach, Frederick M. “The Name of the Snake: A Family of Snopes.” Literary Onomastics Studies 8 (1981): 125-46.

Butler, Gerald. “The Panzaic Principle in The Hamlet.” Recovering Literature: A Journal of Contextualist Criticism 15 (Summer 1987): 1-17.

Chapdelaine, Annick. “Transparence et retraduction des sociolectes dans The Hamlet de Faulkner.” TTR: Traduction, Terminologie, Redaction: Etudes Sur le Texte et Ses Transformations 7.2 (1994): 11-33.

Cohen, Philip. “French Peasants and Southern Snopeses: Balzac’s Les Paysans and Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Mississippi Quarterly 40.4 (Fall 1987): 383-92.

Cox, James M. “Humor as Vision in Faulkner.” Fowler and Abadie, Faulkner and Humor (1986). 1-20.

Dale, Corinne. “Absalom, Absalom! and the Snopes Trilogy: Southern Patriarchy in Revision.” Mississippi Quarterly 45.3 (Summer 1992): 321-37.

Dimino, Andrea. “From Goddess to ‘Galmeat’: Narrative Politics and Narrative Desire in Faulkner’s Novels.” Faulkner Journal 10.2 (Spring 1995): 65-80.

---. “Why Did the Snopeses Name Their Son ‘Wallstreet Panic?’ Depression Humor in Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Studies in American Humor 3.2-3 (Summer-Fall 1984): 155-72.

Dunn, Margaret M. “The Illusion of Freedom in The Hamlet and Go Down, Moses.” American Literature 57.3 (October 1985): 407-23.

Froehlich, Peter Alan. “Faulkner and the Frontier Grotesque: The Hamlet as Southwestern Humor.” Faulkner in Cultural Context. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 1995. Eds. Donald M. Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1997. 218-40.

Fulton, Keith Louise. “Linda Snopes Kohl: Faulkner’s Radical Woman.” MFS 34.3 (Autumn 1988): 425-36.

Godden, Richard. “Earthling The Hamlet, an Anti-Ratliffian Reading.” Faulkner Journal 14.2 (1999): 75-116.

Gresset, Michel. “Re-Translating William Faulkner’s ‘The Hamlet’ with the Help of Cesare Pavese’s ‘Il borgo.’” Le traduzioni italiane di William Faulkner. Ed. Sergio  Perosa. Venice, Italy: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1998. 157-64.

Hauser, Byron Carl. “Pierre Macherey’s Theory of Literary Production Applied to William Faulkner’s Three Snopes Novels: The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion.DAI 52.7 (January 1992): 2552A.

Heck, Francis S. “Zola’s Nana: A Source for Faulkner’s Eula Varner.” Arizona Quarterly 40.4 (Winter 1984): 293-304.

Hoffman, Daniel. Faulkner’s Country Matters: Folklore and Fable in Yoknapatawpha. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989.

Holmes, Catherine D. Annotations to William Faulkner’s The Hamlet. William Faulkner, Annotations to the Novels Series. New York: Garland, 1996.

Holmes, Catherine Denham. “Annotations to William Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” DAI 55.11 (1995): 3512A. U of South Carolina.

Honnighausen, Löthar. “Mythic Sex in Mississippi: Eula and Ike Snopes.” Connotations: a Journal for Critical Debate 5.2-3 (1995-1996): 276-83.

Horton, Merrill. “A Possible Source for Faulkner’s Flem and Byron Snopes.” Faulkner Journal. 14.1 (Fall 1998): 75-78.

Kendig, L. Tamara. “Dreaming of Home: Magic Realism in William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Toni Morrison, and John Nichols.” DAI 59.5 (November 1998): 1572.

Jehlen, Myra. “Faulkner and the Unnatural.” Faulkner and the Natural World: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1996. Eds. Donald Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1999. 143-58.

Johnson, Elaine D. “Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Explicator 41.3 (Spring 1983): 48-51.

Kidd, Millie M. “The Dialogic Perspective in William Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Mississippi Quarterly 44.3 (Summer 1991): 309-20.

Lane-Mercier, Gillian. “Towards a Rhetorical Practice of Mimesis: Writing/Reading/(Re)Translating Fictional Sociolects.” Recherches Semiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry 15.3 (1995): 105-28.

Levitsky, Holli Gwen. “Carnival, Gender, and Cultural Ambivalence in William Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.DAI 52.12 (June 1992): 4330A.

Lyday, Lance. “Faulkner’s Miss Reba and Shakespeare’s Drunken Porter.” Lamar Journal of the Humanities 16.1 (Spring 1990): 69-80.

Masiero, Pia. “Il Borgo di Cesare Pavese, ovvero, le due paternita.” Le traduzioni italiane di William Faulkner. Ed. Sergio  Perosa. Venice, Italy: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1998.  97-115.

Meeter, Glenn. “Male and Female in Light in August and The Hamlet: Faulkner’s ‘Mythical Method.’” Studies in the Novel 20.4 (Winter 1988): 404-16.

Mistichelli, William J. “Perception Is a Sacred Cow: The Narrator and Ike Snopes in William Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Faulkner Journal 5.2 (Spring 1990): 15-33.

Monroe, Barbara. “Reading Faulknerian Comedy: Humor and Honor in The Hamlet.” Southern Quarterly 26.4 (Summer 1988): 33-56.

Moreland, Richard C. “Antisemitism, Humor, and Rage in Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Faulkner Journal 3.1 (Fall 1987): 52-70.

Nichol, Frances Louisa. “Flem Snopes’s Knack for Verisimilitude in Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.” Mississippi Quarterly 50.3 (Summer 1997): 493-505.

Nicolaisen, Peter. “Public Life and Private Experience in Faulkner’s The Hamlet.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 42.4 (1997): 649-60.

Ownby, Ted. “The Snopes Trilogy and the Emergence of Consumer Culture.” Faulkner and Ideology. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 1992. Eds. Donald M. Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1995. 95-128.

Parker, Richard. “Two-Way Texan: The Name, Symbols, and Function of Faulkner’s Buck Hipps.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 18.2 (March 1988): 11-12.

Polk, Noel. “Around, Behind, Above, Below Men: Ratliff’s Buggies and the Homosocial in Yoknapatawpha.”  Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts. Eds. Anne Goodwyn Jones and Susan V. Donaldson. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1997. 343-66.

Pothier, Jacques. “La Matiere des Snopes.” Europe: Revue Littéraire Mensuelle 70. 753-754 (January-February 1992): 25-33. In French.

Renner, Charlotte. “Talking and Writing in Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.” Southern Literary Journal 15.1 (Fall 1982): 61-73.

Roberts, Diane. “Eula, Linda, and the Death of Nature.” Faulkner and the Natural World: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1996. Eds. Donald Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1999. 159-78.

Sass, Karen R. “Rejection of the Maternal and the Polarization of Gender in The Hamlet.” Faulkner Journal 4.1-2 (Fall 1988-Spring 1989): 127-38.

Schreiber, Evelyn Jaffe. “What’s Love Got to Do with It? Desire and Subjectivity in Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.” Faulkner Journal 9.1-2 (Fall 1993-Spring 1994): 83-98.

Schroeder, Patricia R. “Ratliff’s Descent from the Buckboard: Tall Tale Techniques in The Hamlet.” Faulkner Journal 3.2 (Spring 1988): 2-11.

Skinfill, Mauri. “Reconstructing Class in Faulkner’s Late Novels: The Hamlet and the Discovery of Capital.” Studies in American Fiction 24.2 (Autumn 1996): 151-69.

Smith, Jon. “Faulkner, Galsworthy, and the Bourgeois Apocalypse.” Faulkner Journal 13.1-2 (Fall 1997-Spring 1998): 133-47.

Snyder, Lynn. “Doors, Windows and Peepholes in The Hamlet.” Notes on Mississippi Writers 21.1 (1989): 19-30.

Trouard, Dawn. “Eula’s Plot: An Irigararian Reading of Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.” Mississippi Quarterly 42.3 (Summer 1989): 281-97.

Trouard, Dawn. “Making Labove Cast a Shadow: The Rhetoric of Neurosis.” Literature and Psychology 31.4 (1981): 32-38.

Urgo, Joseph R. Faulkner’s Apocrypha: A Fable, Snopes, and the Spirit of Human Rebellion. Jackson: UP Mississippi, 1989.

Urgo, Joseph. “Faulkner’s Real Estate: Land and Literary Speculation in The Hamlet.” Mississippi Quarterly 48.3 (Summer 1995): 443-57.

Wade, Clyde. “The Irving Influence in the Snopes Trilogy.” University of Mississippi Studies in English 9 (1991): 63-76.

Werlock, Abby H. P. “Poor Whites: Joads and Snopeses.” San Jose Studies 18.1 (Winter 1992): 61-71.

Wilmeth, Thomas. “You Hope to Learn: Flem’s Self-Empowerment through Silence in Faulkner’s Snopes Trilogy.” The SECOL Review: Southeastern Conference on Linguistics 16.2 (Fall 1992): 165-78.

Wittenberg, Judith Bryant. “William Faulkner, T. S. Stribling, Trilogistic Intertextuality and the Politics of the Canon.” Faulkner Journal 13.1-2 (Fall 1997-Spring 1998): 149-62.

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