Chapter 2. That Evening Son Go Down: The Plantation South at Twilight

  1. John T. Matthews

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306026.ch2

William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South

William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South

How to Cite

Matthews, J. T. (2009) That Evening Son Go Down: The Plantation South at Twilight, in William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306026.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124812

Online ISBN: 9781444306026

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Keywords:

  • Faulkner's writing - focusing on his receptive attitude toward modernity;
  • The Plantation South at Twilight;
  • Faulkner artfully uses the device of an older narrator looking through the filter of his younger self in these stories;
  • Southerners of this period prided themselves on the South's indifference to money;
  • Faulkner evokes a mood of new beginnings even if the novel doesn't get much beyond acts of escape;
  • Faulkner's commitment to thoroughly modernist aesthetic that electrified his career;
  • Faulkner's first move in creating Yoknapatawpha - imagining something like family chronicles