Darwin and Faulkner's Novels: Evolution and Southern Fiction by M. Wainwright

By M. Wainwright

Exhibiting a variety of wisdom and interpretive ability, Darwin and Faulkner's Novels reexamines the fiction of the good 20th century American writer from the interdisciplinary viewpoint of sociobiology. hard the idea that Faulkner's South used to be not anything except a reactionary desert and charting the style within which Faulkner discovered and utilized his evolutionary suggestions, this booklet unsettles staid interpretations of the Falknerian canon and overturns routine judgments as to the worth of his later novels.

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Hand in Hand with the Old Gentleman 31 Mosquitoes offers another split, one that helps to chart Faulkner’s artistic debt to Darwin, in the apparent disparity between civilization and nature. Faulkner sets his excursion against the prelapsarian background of the Louisiana delta. Human power over nature, however, comes to a jarring halt when the Nausikaa grounds in shallows. Ennui sets in among the guests, and the conversation degenerates into uneasy social prattle. Patricia Robyn escapes the tedium early the next morning aided by the steward David West.

Flying a prototype, the symbolic apogee of modernity, he is killed at Dayton in 1920. Localizing Bayard’s death at a spot that combines intimations of the Scopes trial with the history of aeronautics, Faulkner ingeniously spells out the reason why the long-established order is tending toward extinction. Flags in the Dust reiterates the cultural aspect of this closure through the character of Simon. Blinded by patrician inculcation, he predicts a phoenix from the dust of the old system. He pins his reactionary anticipation on Bayard’s pregnant wife Narcissa (née Benbow).

American English is the “one rainbow we have on our dramatic horizon” (Early 95). Faulkner was already bringing the earth (as radix of the human environment), the spectrum (with intimations beyond binary logic), and the language toward a form of Tainian convergence. 7 While at the Vieux Carré, Faulkner and Anderson took a number of cruises together on Lake Ponchartrain. Much of Mosquitoes concerns such an excursion with Mrs. Maurier overseeing a group of artists on her yacht, the Nausikaa. One of them, Dawson Fairchild, is a caricature of Anderson.

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