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Faulkner and LoveThe Women Who Shaped His Art$
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Judith L. Sensibar

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300115031

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300115031.001.0001

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Learning to Speak with His Eyes

Learning to Speak with His Eyes

Lelia, Maud, and the Origins of Faulkner's Visual Aesthetic

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Faulkner and Love

Judith L. Sensibar

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the influence of William Faulkner's mother and grandmother on his visual aesthetics. It explains that Faulkner crossed a cultural divide into feminine pursuits when he declared himself an artist and describes how he responded to the culturally gendered notion of art throughout his career. It also discusses Faulkner's use of drawings, photographs, and fictional photographs and filmic and photographic tropes for a variety of purposes.

Keywords:   William Faulkner, visual aesthetics, cultural divide, artist, art, drawings, photographs, fictional photographs

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