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    DescriptionWilliam Faulkner claimed that it may be necessary for a writer to "rob his mother," should the need arise. "If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' is worth any number of old ladies," he remarked. This study of Faulkner's paradoxical attitude toward women, particularly mothers, will stimulate debate and concern, for his novels are shown here to have presented them as both a source and a threat to being and to language. "My reading of Faulkner," the author says, "attempts more than an identification of female stereotypes and an examination of misogyny, for Faulkner, who almost certainly feared and mistrusted women, also sees in them a mysterious, often threatening power, which is often aligned with his own creativity and the grounds of his own fiction." Drawing on both American and French feminist criticism, Robbing the Mother explores Faulkner's artistic vision through the maternal influence in such works as The Sound and the


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    Title
    Robbing the Mother
    Subtitle
    Women in Faulkner
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deborah Clarke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781578068807
    ISBN 10: 1578068800
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DS
    DC22: 813.52
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020
    B&T Approval Code: C26102930
    Thema V1.0: DS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University Press of Mississippi
    Imprint name
    University Press of Mississippi
    Publication date
    01 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Jackson
    Flap copy
    A close look at William FaulknerAa's strange ambivalence toward maternal figures in his novels