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"A Virgin Love: 'The Pure And Perfect Incest'" Love And Incest In Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury And Absalom, Absalom!

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Title: "A Virgin Love: 'The Pure And Perfect Incest'" Love And Incest In Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury And Absalom, Absalom!
Authors: Young, Shari
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: "'And now, Shreve said, we're going to talk about love.'" For more than three hundred pages of William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, labyrinthine images of love culminate in a scene which begins with this declaration by Shreve. In a sitting room of their college dormitory, Quentin Compson and his roommate Shreve launch into an imaginative discussion concerning the nature of the love-triangle between Henry and Judith Sutpen and Charles Bon, the three Sutpen children whose relationship constitutes what some critics consider as the only true expression of love in the novel. With respect to the primary story of Thomas Sutpen's "design," the theme of love in Absalom, Absalom! operates as a propelling force to the novel's drama. Critics such as Paul Rosenzweig and Elisabeth Muhlenfeld argue that the theme of love is central to the main action of the plot involving Sutpen's children: that the truth concerning love is what Quentin and Shreve had been talking about all along.
Pages/Duration: 45 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/31868
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