William Faulkner: Selected Criticism

Bibliography Prepared by Robert Erle Barham, Jonathan Cox, and Ray Malewitz


  • Bleikasten, Andre, The Most Splendid Failure: Faulkner'sThe Sound and the Fury (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1976).


  • ---, "The Struggle with the Angel," in The Ink of Melancholy: Faulkner's Novels, from The Sound and the Fury to Light in August (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1990): 39-145.


  • Brooks, Cleanth, "Man, Time, and Eternity," in William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country (Baton Rouge: Louisiana SUP, 1990): 325-348.


  • Brown, May Cameron, "The Language of Chaos: Quentin Compson in The Sound and the Fury," American Literature 51 (1980): 544-553.


  • Burton, Stacy, "Bakhtin, Temporality and Modern Narrative: Writing 'the Whole Triumphant Murderous Unstoppable Chute'," Comparative Literature 48 (1996): 39-64.


  • Clarke, Deborah, Robbing the Mother: Women in Faulkner (Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1994).


  • Cowan, Michael H., comp. and ed, Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Sound and the Fury: A Collection of Critical Essays (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968).


  • Fowler, Doreen. "The Ravished Daughter: Eleusinian Mysteries in The Sound and the Fury," in Faulkner and Religion: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1989, ed. Doreen Fowler and Ann J. Abadie (Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1991): 140-156.


  • Gwin, Minrose C., "Hearing Caddy's Voice." in The Feminine and Faulkner: Reading (Beyond) Sexual Difference (Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1990): 34-62.


  • Howe, Irving, "The Sound and the Fury," in William Faulkner: A Critical Study 2nd ed. (New York: Random, 1952): 157-174.


  • Irwin, John T., Doubling and Incest/Repetition and Revenge: A Speculative Reading of Faulkner (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1975).


  • * Iser, Wolfgang, "Perception, Temporality, and Action as Modes of Subjectivity. William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury," in The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose from Bunyan to Beckett (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1974): 136-152.


  • Jehlen, Myra, Class and Character in Faulkner's South (New York: Columbia UP, 1976).


  • Kaluza, Irena, The Functioning of Sentence Structure in the Stream-of-Consciousness Technique of William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury (Krakw: Nadladem Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 1967).


  • Lencho, Mark, "Dialect Variation in The Sound and the Fury: A Study of Faulkner's Use of Black English," Mississippi Quarterly 41 (1988): 403-419.


  • Mellard, James, "Faulkner's Commedia: Synecdoche and Anagogic Symbolism in The Sound and the Fury," Journal of English and German Philology 83 (1984): 534-546.


  • Minter, David, Faulkner, "Childhood, and the Making of The Sound and the Fury," American Literature 51 (1979): 376-93.


  • Polk, Noel, ed, New Essays on The Sound and the Fury (New York: Cambridge UP, 1993).


  • ---, "Trying Not to Say: A Primer on the Language of The Sound and the Fury," in Children of the Dark House: Text and Context in Faulkner (Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1996): 99-136.


  • * Sartre, Jean-Paul, "On The Sound and the Fury: Time in the Work of Faulkner," in Literary and Philosophical Essays, trans. Annette Michelson (London: Rider, 1955): 79-87.


  • Trilling, Lionel, "Tragedy and Three Novels," Symposium 1 (1930): 106-114.


  • Vickery, Olga, "Worlds in Counterpoint: The Sound and the Fury," in The Novels of William Faulkner: A Critical Interpretation, rev ed. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana SUP, 1964): 28-49.


  • Wadlington, Warwick, "The Sound and the Fury: A Logic of Tragedy," in American Literature 53 (1981): 409-23.


  • Warren, Robert Penn, "William Faulkner," in Selected Essays (New York: Random, 1958): 59-79.


  • Welty, Eudora, "In Yoknapatawpha," Hudson Review 1 (1949): 596-98.