Light in August | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David R. Jarraway

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Light in August.
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Critical Essay by David R. Jarraway

SOURCE: Jarraway, David R. “The Gothic Import of Faulkner's ‘Black Son’ in Light in August.” In American Gothic: New Interventions in a National Narrative, edited by Robert K. Martin and Eric Savoy, pp. 57-74. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1998.

In the following essay, Jarraway explores gothic identity in Light in August in terms of Julia Kristeva's post-Freudian psychoanalysis.

How much does it cost the subject to be able to tell the truth about itself?

—Michel Foucault, Foucault Live

I think that no one individual can look at truth. It blinds you … It [is], as you say, thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird. But the truth, I would like to think, comes out, that when the reader has read all these thirteen different ways of looking at the blackbird...

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