Tag Archives: Rose for Emily

Repressed Violence in Southern Gothic Lit

In my course on American Gothic Supernatural lit, I contrasted “Turn of the Scre”w with “Wizard of Oz” and then glanced at Southern Gothic lit.

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A Rose for Donald Trump

To express his horror at Trump’s State of the Union performance, a commentator turned to Faulkner’s Southern Gothic story “Rose for Emily.”

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The Complex Inner Life of Teachers

Lily King’s “The English Teacher” is filled with literary lllusions, most of them thematically important.

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The American South, Trapped in the Past

The reactionary South is like Emily in Faulkner’s story, clinging to a dead love while the world moves on.

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