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Fowler and Abadie

Faulkner and Popular Culture


ISBN: 0878054332

(out of print)

ISBN: 0878054340

Kartiganer and Abadie

Faulkner and Gender


ISBN: 0878059210


ISBN: 0878059229

Faulkner and the Natural World


ISBN: 1578061202


ISBN: 1578061210

Faulkner in Cultural Context


ISBN: 157806001X


ISBN: 1578060028

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.

Bauer, Margaret D. “Failed Quests for Ideal Love: Jude the Obscure as a Paradigm for The Wild Palms.” University of Mississippi Studies in English 11-12 (1993-1995): 282-93.

Bernhardt, Laurie A. “‘Being Worthy Enough’: The Tragedy of Charlotte Rittenmeyer.” Mississippi Quarterly 39.3 (Summer 1986): 351-64.

Brooks, Cleanth. “The Tradition of Romantic Love and The Wild Palms.” Mississippi Quarterly 25 (Summer 1972): 265-87.

Buell, Lawrence. “Faulkner and the Claims of the Natural World.” Faulkner and the Natural World: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1996. Eds. Donald Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1999. 1-18.

Colson, Theodore. “Analogues of Faulkner’s The Wild Palms and Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark.’” Dalhousie Review 56 (1976): 510-18.

Crabtree, Claire. “Plots of Punishment and Faulkner’s Injured Women: Charlotte Rittenmeyer and Linda Snopes.” Michigan Academician 24.4 (Summer 1992): 527-39.

Day, Douglas. “Borges, Faulkner, and The Wild Palms.” Virginia Quarterly Review 56 (1980): 109-18.

Eldred, Janet Carey. “Faulkner’s Still Life: Art and Abortion in The Wild Palms.” Faulkner Journal 4.1-2 (Fall 1988-Spring 1989): 139-58.

Fayen, Tanya T. “Borges: Literary Sleuth.” Borges’ Craft of Fiction: Selected Essays on His Writing. Ed. Joseph Tyler. Carrollton: Internat. Circle of Borges Scholars, West Georgia Coll., 1992. 43-55.

Fowler, Doreen A. “Measuring Faulkner’s Tall Convict.” Studies in the Novel 14 (Fall 1982): 280-84.

Gantt, Patricia M. “‘This Guerilla Warfare of Everyday Life’: The Politics of Clothing in Faulkner’s Fiction.” Mississippi Quarterly 49.3 (Summer 1996): 409-23.

Gutting, Gabriele. “The Mysteries of the Map-maker: Faulkner, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, and the Secret of a Map.” Faulkner Journal 8.2 (Spring 1993): 91-102.

Hannon, Charles. “Signification, Simulation, and Containment in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.” Faulkner Journal 7.1-2 (Fall 1991-Spring 1992): 133-50.

Haraguchi, Ryo. “Double Narrative in Faulkner’s Writings: Concerning The Wild Palms.” Kyushu American Literature 28 (Oct. 1987): 1-17.

Harrington, Gary. “The Con-Artist in The Wild Palms.” Dalhousie Review 65.1 (Spring 1985): 80-88.

Harrington, Gary. “Distant Mirrors: The Intertextual Relationship of Quentin Compson and Harry Wilbourne.” Faulkner Journal 1.1 (Fall 1985): 41-45.

Henninger, Katherine. “‘It’s an Outrage’: Pregnancy and Abortion in Faulkner’s Fiction of the Thirties.” Faulkner Journal 12.1 (Fall 1996): 23-41.

Hill, James S. “Faulkner’s Allusion to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own in The Wild Palms.” Notes on Modern American Literature 4 (1980): 10.

Jones, Anne Goodwyn. “‘The Kotex Age’: Women, Popular Culture and The Wild Palms.” Fowler and Abadie, Faulkner and Popular Culture (1990). 142-62.

Lester, Cheryl. “If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem and the Great Migration: History in Black and White.”  Faulkner in Cultural Context. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 1995. Eds. Donald M. Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1997. 191-217.

MacDonald, Phyllis A. “Experiencing William Faulkner: Rhythms in The Wild Palms.” Bluegrass Literary Review 2.1 (1980): 5-17.

McHaney, Thomas L. “Anderson, Hemingway, and Faulkner’s The Wild Palms.” PMLA 87 (1972): 465-74.

---. “Oversexing the Natural World: Mosquitoes and If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem (The Wild Palms).Faulkner and the Natural World: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1996. Eds. Donald Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1999. 19-44.

---. William Faulkner’s The Wild Palms: A Study. Southern Literature Series. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1975.

McHugh, Patrick. “The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of the Blues: Philosophy and History in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.Faulkner Journal 14.2 (1999): 57-74.

---. “William Faulkner and the American New Jerusalem.” Arizona Quarterly 48.1 (Spring 1992): 24-43.

Meindl, Dieter. “Romantic Idealism and The Wild Palms.” Gresset and Samway, Faulkner and Idealism (1983). 86-96.

Mortimer, Gail L. “The Ironies of Transcendent Love in Faulkner’s The Wild Palms.” Faulkner Journal 1.2 (Spring 1986): 30-42.

Pitavy, François. “Forgetting Jerusalem: An Ironical Chart for The Wild Palms.” Gresset and Polk, Intertextuality in Faulkner (1985). 114-27.

---. “Revision and Translation in William Faulkner’s If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.” Le traduzioni italiane di William Faulkner. Ed. Sergio  Perosa. Venice, Italy: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, 1998. 165-75.

Reeves, Carolyn H.The Wild Palms: Faulkner’s Chaotic Cosmos.” Mississippi Quarterly 20 (1967): 148-57.

Rhodes, Pamela, and Richard Godden.The Wild Palms: Degraded Culture, Devalued Texts.” Gresset and Polk, Intertextuality in Faulkner (1985). 87-113.

Richards, Lewis. “Sex Under The Wild Palms and a Moral Question.” Arizona Quarterly 28 (1972): 326-32.

Samway, Patrick, S.J. “A Revisionist’s Approach to Faulkner’s ‘Old Man.’” Les Cahiers de la Nouvelle 1 (March 1983): 113-26.

Tanyol, Denise. “The Two-Way Snake Bite: The Dead Doctor’s Wounds His Son in William Faulkner’s ‘The Wild Palms.’” Mississippi Quarterly 50.3 (Summer 1997): 465-75.

Trefzer, Annette. The Politics of In-Difference: Zora Neale Hurston and William Faulkner. DAI 53.6 (1992): 1918A. Tulane U.

Turner, W. Craig. “Faulkner’s ‘Old Man’ and the American Humor Tradition.” University of Mississippi Studies in English 5 (1984-1987): 149-57.

Urgo, Joseph R. “Faulkner Unplugged: Abortopoesis and The Wild Palms.” Faulkner and Gender. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha 1994. Eds. Donald M. Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1996. 252-72.

Vegh, Beatriz. “The Wild Palms and Las palmeras salvajes: The Southern Counterpoint Faulkner/Borges.” Faulkner Journal 11.1-2 (Fall 1995-Spring 1996): 165-79.

Zender, Karl F. “Money and Matter in Pylon and The Wild Palms.” Faulkner Journal 1.2 (Spring 1986): 17-29.

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