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William Faulkner and the Tangible Past: The Architecture of Yoknapatawpha (California Studies in the History of Art) Hardcover – March 5, 1997

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An architectural tour through the landscape upon which William Faulkner based his fictional Yoknapatawpha County. Faulkner was a master at using descriptions of buildings to establish mood and character. Thomas S. Hines, a professor of architecture and history, and a distant relative of Faulkner's, offers us a readable and wonderfully illustrated guide to the architectural styles that informed Faulkner's writings.

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A possible side effect of savoring this excellent book--that is, of both reading it and lingering over its more than 100 photographs--is to imagine William Faulkner, brooding on the landscape out of which Sutpen's Hundred would arise and loom above Absalom, Absalom!. . . Mr. Hines moves with wonderful deftness among his primary themes--the development of buildings in a region, their pertinence to its character and Faulkner's handling of these matters in his fiction. -- The New York Times Book Review, Henry Taylor
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Product Details

  • Series: California Studies in the History of Art
  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (March 5, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520202937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520202931
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,299,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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