Light in August | Study Guide

William Faulkner

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Light in August | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of William Faulkner's Light in August. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to Light in August that you may enjoy.

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Blotner, Joseph. Faulkner: A Biography. Random, 1984.

Juhasz, Leslie. William Faulkner's Light in August: A Critical Commentary. Monarch, 1965.

Kazin, Alfred. "The Stillness of Light in August." Twelve Original Essays on Great American Novels, edited by Charles Shapiro, UMI, 2000, pp. 257–83.

McElderry, Bruce R. "The Narrative Structure of Light in August." College English, vol. 19, no. 5,Feb. 1958, pp. 200–07.

Railton, Stephen. "Mapping Yoknapatawpha." ENAM 3240, U of Virginia, n.d.

West, Ray B. "Faulkner's Light in August: A View of Tragedy." Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature., vol. 1, no. 1, 1960, pp. 5–12.

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