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William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and the Immortalized Artist: On the Successes and Failures of Thomas Sutpen’s Ruthless Design

Kate V. Gamble

Title:
William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and the Immortalized Artist: On the Successes and Failures of Thomas Sutpen’s Ruthless Design
Author(s):
Gamble, Kate V.
Thesis Advisor(s):
Graham, Thomas Austin
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Theses
Degree:
B.A., Columbia University
Department(s):
English and Comparative Literature
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Abstract:
An exploration of William Faulkner's novel, Absalom, Absalom! and its protagonist Thomas Sutpen. The essay argues that Sutpen is a reflection of Faulkner's valuation of art over life, and an example of the artist's ability to be immortalized by what he creates. Sutpen and Faulkner both epitomize the artist's wish to be preserved by his work.
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American literature
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Kate V. Gamble, , William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and the Immortalized Artist: On the Successes and Failures of Thomas Sutpen’s Ruthless Design, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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