Publisher description for Darwin and Faulkner's novels : evolution and southern fiction / Michael Wainwright.


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Displaying a wide range of knowledge and interpretive skill, Darwin and Faulkner’s Novels reexamines the fiction of the great twentieth century American author from the interdisciplinary perspective of sociobiology. Challenging the assumption that Faulkner’s South was nothing other than a reactionary wilderness and charting the manner in which Faulkner learned and applied his evolutionary concepts, this book unsettles staid interpretations of the Falknerian canon and overturns habitual judgments as to the value of his later novels.








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Darwin, Charles, -- 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Faulkner, William, -- 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Social Darwinism in literature.
Literature and science -- Southern States.
Southern States -- Intellectual life.