A Companion to William Faulkner by Greg Forter, Lothar Honnighausen, Thomas McHaney, John Rowe,

By Greg Forter, Lothar Honnighausen, Thomas McHaney, John Rowe, Ted Atkinson, Timothy Caron, Deborah N. Cohn, Susan V. Donaldson, Leigh Anne Duck, John Duvall

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    Afraid that we have been wrong; that what we have loved and defended not only didn’t want the defense and the love, but was not worthy of the one and indefensible to the other. (Faulkner 2004: 204) Here, in what had become by then a well-worn white liberal ritual, Faulkner claimed for himself and other white Southern liberals the role of regional saviors. They had suffered the sins of their region, they had loved its white and black inhabitants, and they were in danger of being rendered irrelevant by the actions of white extremists.

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    Faulkner 2004: 86–7). It was too late, of course, in the late 1950s for this kind of thinking. Faulkner was lost, like his character Quentin Compson in The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! Quentin had not lived long enough to find a South where loving and hating were both possible, a space where he could somehow magically, simultaneously, be both the region’s judge and critic, lover and son. But Faulkner had experienced this South – he had imagined Quentin from just this kind of place.

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