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By Lothar Hönnighausen

That Faulkner used to be a "liar" not only in his writing but additionally in his lifestyles has stricken many critics. they've got defined his quite a few "false stories," fairly these approximately army honors he truly by no means earned and warfare wounds he by no means sustained, with psychopathological imposture-theories. the downside of this method is that it reduces and oversimplifies the advanced mental and aesthetic phenomenon of Faulkner's role-playing.

Instead, this severe learn via the most acclaimed overseas Faulkner students takes its cue from Nietzsche's thought of "truth as a cellular military of metaphors" and from Ricoeur's dynamic view of metaphor and treats the donning of mask now not as an ontological factor yet as an issue of discourse.

Honnighausen examines Faulkner's interviews and pictures for the fictions they perpetuate. Such Faulknerian role-playing he translates as a method of organizing event and relates it to the crafting of the artist's a variety of personae in his works. Mining metaphor in addition to smooth theories on social role-playing, Honnighausen examines unexplored elements of photograph construction and snapshot reception in such significant Faulkner novels as The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, A Fable, and Absalom, Absalom!

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