Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Faulkner and LoveThe Women Who Shaped His Art$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2021

Caroline Barr's Origins

Caroline Barr's Origins

A Speculative Reconstruction

(p.34) 2 Caroline Barr's Origins
Faulkner and Love

Judith L. Sensibar

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the origins of Caroline Barr before she became part of the Faulkner household. It explains that there are different versions of Barr's origins and suggests that she may have been from the Guinea coast of Africa because she can speak a Gullah dialect. It also discusses the work of Barr and her daughters on a cotton plantation near Clarksdale. This chapter also suggests that Barr's feistiness and temper may indicate some of the reasons why William Faulkner was so drawn to her and why the irresolvably painful issues their relationship raised remained such a dominating presence in his imagination.

Keywords:   Caroline Barr, Faulkner household, Guinea coast, Gullah dialect, cotton plantation, Clarksdale, feistiness, temper, William Faulkner

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.