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An Interpretation of Faulkner’s Novel Absalom, Absalom! from a Polyphonic Perspective

Author LiJingYi
Tutor ZhangZuo
School Shanghai International Studies University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Faulkner Absalom Absalom Polyphonic Aesthetic effect
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Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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This article attempts to cut people Bakhtin \the importance of the show unique Faulkner the novel aesthetic charm significance . Polyphony given \Its successful use of \It regulates the form and content , style and theme , plot between the contradiction between the performance practices , so that they depend on each other , complement each other and the complete organic blend together , produce a harmonious and unified aesthetic effect . This thesis is divided into three sections . The first part of the introduction of its novel and relevant research background . The second part consists of three chapters : the first chapter of the the polyphonic novel theory defined by Mikhail Bakhtin Tuo Dostoevsky 's Poetics its characteristics : Chapter II with theory of polyphony from four aspects of the novel \effect, J , said to be a perfect interpretation of the authors writing era social diversity : the novel unfinished and open to provide readers with a broader space to illustrate this work , to form the dialogue between the author and narrator , fictional characters , authors and readers of these three levels in turn interrelated to form a composite whole . The last part is the conclusion . Infinitely rich polyphonic novel characteristic analysis , we can see that as a Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner in this work demonstrate his superb skills in polyphonic novel writing his the polyphonic creation given novel aesthetic significance , endless vitality and eternal charm .

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