Faulkner and Film

Edited By Peter Lurie
and Ann J. Abadie

272 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 17 b&w illustrations, introduction, index

978-1-62846-101-5 Printed casebinding $65.00S

978-1-4968-0799-1 Paper $30.00S

Printed casebinding, $65.00

Paper, $30.00

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the Nobel laureate's work and cinema

Contributions by Deborah Barker, Ivan Delazari, Robert W. Hamblin, Robert Jackson, Julian Murphet, Aaron Nyerges, Riché Richardson, Phil Smith, and Stefan Solomon Considering that he worked a stint as a screenwriter, it will come as little surprise that Faulkner has often been called the most cinematic of novelists. Faulkner's novels were produced in the same high period as the films of classic Hollywood, a reason in itself for considering his work alongside this dominant form. Beyond their era, though, Faulkner's novels--or the ways in which they ask readers to see as well as feel his world--have much in common with film. That Faulkner was aware of film and that his novels' own "thinking" betrays his profound sense of the medium and its effects broadens the contexts in which he can be considered.

In a range of approaches, the contributors consider Faulkner's career as a scenarist and collaborator in Hollywood, the ways his screenplay work and the adaptations of his fiction informed his literary writing, and how Faulkner's craft anticipates, intersects with, or reflects upon changes in cultural history across the lifespan of cinema.

Drawing on film history, critical theory, archival studies of Faulkner's screenplays and scholarship about his work in Hollywood, the nine essays show a keen awareness of literary modernism and its relation to film.

Peter Lurie, Richmond, Virginia, is associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond. He is the author of Vision's Immanence: Faulkner, Film, and the Popular Imagination and has published numerous articles on Faulkner and film. Ann J. Abadie, Oxford, Mississippi, is associate director emerita of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the coeditor of numerous volumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series.

272 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 17 b&w illustrations, introduction, index