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April 9, 1996
9780801852312
English
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$25.95 USD, £19.00 GBP
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Doubling and Incest / Repetition and Revenge, revised and expanded edition

A Speculative Reading of Faulkner

When it was first published, Doubling and Incest/Repetition and Revenge proved to be a seminal work in the psychoanalytic study of Faulkner's fiction, especially of The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! This softcover reissue of John Irwin's masterful exposition unwinds the mystery of unconscious desire and doubling that inform the novels.

About the Author

John T. Irwin is Decker Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Mystery to a Solution, American Hieroglyphics, and The Heisenberg Variations, all available from Johns Hopkins.

Reviews

"Breathtaking.... Makes most other psychological studies of literature and books on Faulkner look as superficial as 'Cliff's Notes.'."

- Sheldon Brivic - Journal of Modern Literature

"Without doubt John Irwin's slim and elegant yet unpretentiously delivered Doubling and Incest/Repetition and Revenge is the best Faulkner criticism we have to date, and probably the best we will have for some time to come."

- Richard King - Salmagundi

"Readers will be tempted to devour this fascinating book at a single sitting."

- Doris L. Eder - Studies in American Fiction

"John Irwin has created a critical work of art. His form is musical, his informing myths are Freudian and Romantic, and his theme is the artist's revenge against time."

- George H. Gilpin - Faulkner Studies

"Truly prophetic.... [Irwin] has finally given us a definitive psychology of Faulknerian time."

- David M. Wyatt - Virginia Quarterly Review

"The most exciting book of criticism on Faulkner to appear in many years.... Displays a subtler and more comprehensive understanding of the Oedipal pattern than is to be found in any previous psychoanalytic criticism of Faulkner's fiction.... Should have profound influence on Faulkner studies in the years to come."

- Karl F. Zender - American Literary Scholarship

"One of the most complex, stimulating, and potentially controversial books in the whole range of Faulkner criticism."

- Joseph Blotner - Michigan Quarterly Review
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