By Deborah Clarke
William Faulkner claimed that it can be beneficial for a author to "rob his mother," should still the necessity come up. "If a author has to rob his mom, he'll now not hesitate; the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn' is worthy any variety of previous ladies," he remarked.
This research of Faulkner's paradoxical perspective towards ladies, quite moms, will stimulate debate and challenge, for his novels are proven the following to have provided them as either a resource and a possibility to being and to language.
"My studying of Faulkner," the writer says, "attempts greater than an id of girl stereotypes and an exam of misogyny, for Faulkner, who potentially feared and mistrusted ladies, additionally sees in them a mysterious, usually threatening strength, that is frequently aligned along with his personal creativity and the grounds of his personal fiction."
Drawing on either American and French feminist feedback, Robbing the Mother explores Faulkner's inventive imaginative and prescient during the maternal effect in such works as The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay death, Sanctuary, Absalom, Absalom!, The Hamlet, mild in August, and The Wild Palms.
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