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That florid, swaggering gesture: Faulkners Thomas Sutpen as Southern Writer

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This paper considers Absalom, Absalom!'s Thomas Sutpen as an artist figure, discussing his life in terms of Bakhtin's continual mutual interaction between work and world. By treating Sutpen's career as a self-constructed narrative, we can assess anew both his rise and fall, and the extent to which he can be called a representative Southerner.

Keywords: Absalom; Faulkner; South; Sutpen; writer

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Completing his doctorate at the University of Essex.

Publication date: July 1, 2001

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