Collection of reviews and critical essays on Faulkner's Sutpen family, who appear in his novel, "Absalom, Absalom!"
Includes bibliographical references and index
Evangeline ; Sutpen I / William Faulkner -- William Faulkner's Revolt in the earth / Bruce F. Kawin -- The myth of the cavalier / W.J. Cash -- Forms of plantation acculturation / Ulrich Bonnell Phillips -- Myth against history : the case of southern womanhood / Sarah N. Evans -- Southern women, southern households / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese -- Miscegenation / Sidney Kaplan -- The war for states' rights / The Survivors' Association of Lamar Rifles -- Early understandings. Witchcraft in Mississippi / Bernard DeVoto -- Poe in Mississippi / Malcolm Cowley -- The itinerary of an ideological dream / Philip Rahv -- Mr. Faulkner adds a cubit / Paula Snelling -- Reviewing reviews / Saturday Review of Literature -- The Sutpen-Bon-Coldfield family. Sutpen and southern history / Melvin Backman -- Fathers and sons / John T. Irwin -- The Sutpens and the blacks / Thadious M. Davis -- Fathers and strangers : from patriarchy to counterfamily in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! / Andrea Dimino -- Thomas Sutpen. The significance of Thomas Sutpen / Carolyn Porter -- Sutpen as patriarch / André Bleikasten -- A brief for Thomas Sutpen / Woodrow Stroble
Sutpen's children. "We have waited long enough" : Judith Sutpen and Charles Bon / Elisabeth Muhlenfeld -- The Judith-Henry-Charles triangle : the innermost kernel of Faulkner's Civil War in the heart / Jun Liu -- Silence, indirection, and Judith Sutpen / Claire Crabtree -- What Clytie knew / Loren F. Schmidtberger -- The Bon family. The Bon lineage / Erskine E. Peters -- Eulalia Bon's untold story / Tonya R. Folsom -- Charles Bon : the New Orleans myth made flesh / Adelaide P. McGinnis -- The Coldfield family. Rosa Coldfield as daughter : another of Faulkner's lost children / Linda Wagner-Martin -- The other Coldfields : gender, commerce, and the exchange of bodies in Absalom, Absalom! / Robert Dale Parker -- Appendix. The Sutpen-Bon-Coldfield genealogy / Edmond L. Volpe -- Chronology and genealogy : the authority of fiction and the fiction of authority / Robert Dale Parker -- The biblical background of Absalom, Absalom! / Maxine Rose -- What we know about Thomas Sutpen and his children / Cleanth Brooks -- What Quentin saw "out there" / Hershel Parker