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By Michael Millgate

In a sequence of essays written in particular for this quantity, 5 exclusive critics supply more than a few ways, discussing the unconventional by way of its composition and place in Faulkner's occupation, its constitution and narrative thoughts, and its relation to the non secular, racial, and sexual assumptions of the society it represents.

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26 Introduction 18. Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner 1926-1962, ed. James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate (New York: Random House, 1968), p. 17. 19. , pp. 23, 24. 20. See William Faulkner, ''Light in August: A Manuscript Fragment," ed. Deborah Thompson, Mississippi Quarterly 32 (Summer 1979): 4 7 7 80; Carl Petersen, On the Track of the Dixie Limited: Further Notes of a Faulkner Collector (LaGrange, Illinois: Colophon Book Shop, 1979), p. , Selected Letters, p. 59. 21. , Selected Letters, p.

49. The Novels of William Faulkner (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959), pp. 67, 68; a revised edition appeared in 1964. 50. : Yale University Press, 1963), pp. 53, 52; see also his introduction to the 1967 Modern Library paperback reissue of Light in August and his discussion of the novel's chronology in William Faulkner: Toward Yok- 28 Introduction 51. 52. 53. 54. : Yale University Press, 1978), pp. 426-9. "Brooks on Faulkner: The End of the Long View," Review 1 (1979): 29-45.

74. 10. Regina K. Fadiman, Faulkner's "Light in August": A Description and Interpretation of the Revisions (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1975), pp. 33-4. 11. "An Introduction for The Sound and the Fury," 709. 12. Carl F. W. D. , University of South Carolina, 1972) that the Texas fragment could have been the intended opening of a short story (p. 272); he also suggests that another fragment at Texas, dealing with Joe Christmas's giving himself up, could also have been a trial opening for a story or novel (p.

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