Faulkner’s First War: Conflict, Mimesis, and the Resonance of Defeat

  title={Faulkner’s First War: Conflict, Mimesis, and the Resonance of Defeat},
  author={David McKay Powell},
  journal={South Central Review},
  pages={119 - 130}
  • D. M. Powell
  • Published 29 October 2009
  • Art
  • South Central Review
In AprIl of 1962, WIllIAm fAulkner visited the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Among other events, he submitted to a question and answer session before a class titled “The Evolution of American Ideals as Reflected in American Literature” (the syllabus for which contained Faulkner’s short story “Turnabout”1). During the session, students asked the author what conclusions he intended the reader take away from the story, which concerns a blithe and callow British Midshipman… 


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