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From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedSeveral critics have argued that the impact of World War I gave rise to the American modernist writing of the 1920s and '30s. Not only did the number of dead soldiers and the grotesque physical damages on human bodies...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedIn June 1918, William Faulkner wrote to his parents with exciting news. "I have got an [sic ] chance to join up with the British and get a commission as second lieutenant--leftenant they call it--in about three months...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedPublished in 1926, the same year as Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Faulkner's first novel, Soldiers' Pay, has never featured prominently in accounts of American modernism or the author's own canon. In her...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedThe first line of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina tells us that "happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." William Faulkner grew up in an unhappy family. His parents, Maud and Murray...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedIn late 1925, as he was traveling through Europe, William Faulkner wrote to his mother: "I've written a queer short story, about a case of reincarnation" (Selected Letters 31). Since reincarnation is an unusual topic for...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedAs a poet, John Crowe ransom had both a very long career and a very short one. His first poems began to appear in 1916, and the last volume of his poetry in which he had an editorial hand appeared in 1969. During that...
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