Darwin and Faulkner's Novels Evolution and Southern Fiction, by Wainwright, Michael
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- ISBN: 9781137362889 | 113736288X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/10/2013
Wide-ranging and skillful, 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, Michael Wainwright charts the manner in which Faulkner learned and applied his evolutionary concepts. Ultimately, this ambitious book unsettles staid interpretations of the Faulknerian canon and overturns habitual judgments on the value of his later novels.