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When a Mother Lays Dying or The Creative Power of Words: A Pragmatic Analysis of Addie's Section in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

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William Faulkner' s modernist dismissal of surface appearances in favor of deeper psychological realities-"the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself'-forms a clear link with the Freudian personality construct. After exploring this "Freudian connection," this essay discusses Faulkner's fictional mothers-especially the powerful mother Addie Bundren in the nove! As I Lay Dying. lt shows that through the text she "speaks," this woman not only creates her own personality, but actually forms a decisive factor in the creation of the personalities of her children. The essay also includes a few observations on Faulkner' s relationship with his own mother.
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hal-03170611 , version 1 (07-05-2021)

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Ineke Bockting. When a Mother Lays Dying or The Creative Power of Words: A Pragmatic Analysis of Addie's Section in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Cycnos, 2018, "The Wagon moves" : new essays on William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, 34 (2), pp.71- 95. ⟨hal-03170611⟩
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