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Suggestions for Further Reading

Anderson, John P. The Poltergeist in William Faulkner’s Light in August. Universal, 2002.

Bloom, Harold, ed. William Faulkner’s Light in August. Broomall, Pennsylvania: Chelsea House, 1987.

Friedman, Alan Warren. “The Frame-like Structure of Light in August. Reading on William Faulkner. Clarice Swisher, ed. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1998.

Millgate, Michael, ed. New Essays on Light in August. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Minter, David L., ed. Twentieth Century Interpretation of Light in August: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice, 1969.

Moreland, Richard C. “Faulkner and Modernism.” The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner. Philip Weinstein, ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Pitavy, Francois L., ed. William Faulkner’s Light in August: A Critical Casebook. New York: Garland, 1982.

Ruppersburg, Hugh. Reading Faulkner: Light in August: Glossary and Commentary. Oxford: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

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Joe Christmas

by Lubasi, June 07, 2014

I think Joe Christmas' upbring is responsible for his complex behaviour in his adulthood. More often heredity creates individuals, but in the case of Joe Christmas its the environment in which lived that played a significant role in his creation. But what are the ramifications of Joe Christmas' biracial background?

Was Faulkner a racist?

by rhythmethod, June 11, 2014

I can't get past the ugly racism in this book. I'd like to think the racism belongs to the characters, but the author gives no reason for the reader to think it didn't belong to him as well.


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by teskea3, November 16, 2016

An important thing to note is that all the main characters in this novel are white. On page 259 it reveals the Joe Christmas is white.


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