Chapter 14. Violence in Faulkner's Major Novels

  1. Richard C. Moreland
  1. Lothar Hönnighausen

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996881.ch15

A Companion to William Faulkner

A Companion to William Faulkner

How to Cite

Hönnighausen, L. (2007) Violence in Faulkner's Major Novels, in A Companion to William Faulkner (ed R. C. Moreland), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996881.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122245

Online ISBN: 9780470996881



  • violence;
  • psychoanalytic;
  • protestant culture;
  • plantation dynasty;
  • coexistence


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Psychoanalytic and Sociological Imagery of Violence: The Sound and the Fury (1929)

  • Faulkner's Most Violent Novel: Sanctuary (1931)

  • Violence and Protestant Culture: Light in August (1932)

  • Violence of Content and Violence of Expression: Absalom, Absalom! (1936)

  • Violence in the World of the Rednecks: The Hamlet (1940)

  • The Violence of the Plantation System: Go Down, Moses (1942)

  • Humor and Violence: The Reivers (1962)