William Faulkner: Later Works


William Faulkner: Later Works
Joseph Fruscione



Price: $130 ($110 members)


9/13: Go Down, Moses
9/27: Go Down, Moses
10/11: The Reivers
10/25: The Reivers
11/8: The Mansion
11/29: The Mansion

1-3 p.m.


Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner
The Reivers, William Faulkner
The Mansion, William Faulkner

This six-week course will examine three key works of Faulkner’s final twenty years: Go Down Moses (1942), The Mansion (1959), and The Reivers (1962). In addition to these works, we’ll discuss why Faulkner remains such a major figure in American literary history. Our first book is a cycle of six stories focusing on the McCaslin family; it contains among others the hunting–family saga “The Bear.” The Mansion concludes the Snopes Trilogy, with particular emphasis on Flem, Linda, and Mink Snopes. The Reivers, Faulkner’s last novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is a humorous, somewhat light-hearted story of travel, horseracing, male–female relations, and a boy’s coming-of-age. All three of these works take place in Faulkner’s imagined Yoknapatawpha County, the setting for most of his major fiction.

The only requirement is an interest in learning more about Faulkner and his late work. You don’t need to have taken “William Faulkner: The 1930s” over the summer to enroll; all interested Faulkner readers are welcome. This class will take the form of a guided discussion, with interaction and debate encouraged.


Joseph Fruscione is adjunct professor of English at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and an adjunct assistant professor of First-Year Writing at George Washington University. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware (BA, 1996) and graduate work at George Washington University (PhD, 2005), and he has been teaching literature and writing at the university level since 1999. His first book, Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry, was published by Ohio State University Press in January 2012 (https://ohiostatepress.org/). He has published articles and reviews about several American authors, and he writes the annual bibliographical essay on Fitzgerald and Hemingway studies for American Literary Scholarship. He has also written on Ralph Ellison's complex relationship with Hemingway in an essay from the collection Hemingway and the Black Renaissance (eds. Gary Holcomb and Charles Scruggs, Ohio State UP 2012).




Go Down, Moses (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679732174
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

The Reivers (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679741923
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1992

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ISBN: 9780307946829
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Published: Vintage Books - November 1st, 2011