Pagan Quality of Lena, Light in August - Major Works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner - Wai Chee Dimock - Lecture 22 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Sociological Theories

Description: Professor Wai Chee Dimock focuses her introductory lecture on Faulkner's Light in August on the "pagan quality" of his protagonist Lena. She argues that Faulkner uses Lena to update the classic story of the unwed mother by fusing comedy with the epic road novel.
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University: Yale University (CT)