IJLLL 2017 Vol.3(4): 208-212 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2017.3.4.134

On the Father Images by Anderson and Faulkner - Illustrated by the Triumph of the Egg and Barn Burning

Qian Bai and Yu Sun
Abstract—The works of Sherwood Anderson and William Faulkner have aroused the extensive attention of the critics in the world. The conventional study puts its focus on the respective contents of the two writers’ novels. Enough attention is not paid on the comparative study on the father images between Anderson and Faulkner, Their works both contain profound historical connotations, yet the connection between the novel and New Historicism has remained for the most part unexplored. Consequently, based on the previous studies, the present paper, with the method of close reading, attempts to proclaim the effect to the two father images under the imbalanced value in social transition. Meanwhile, the paper also tries to reinterpret Anderson and Faulkner’s historical consciousness in The Triumph of the Egg and Barn Burning from the perspective of New Historicism, particularly applying the concept of “the Historicity of text”, which could add a better understanding to the text and history relationship in the two stories. At last, the paper reflects New Historicism is feasible for text interpretation and sheds enlightenment on the future studies of the application of New Historicism.

Index Terms—The father image, Sherwood anderson, william Faulkner, new historicism.

Qian Bai and Yu Sun are with School of Foreign Languages, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, PR China (corresponding author is Yu Sun, e-mail 1350823356@qq.com, sunyu@nwpu.edu.cn).

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Cite:Qian Bai and Yu Sun, "On the Father Images by Anderson and Faulkner  Illustrated by the Triumph of the Egg and Barn Burning," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 208-212, 2017.

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