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

Gamble, Kate V.

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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Academic Units
English and Comparative Literature
Thesis Advisors
Graham, Thomas Austin
Degree
B.A., Columbia University
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