William Faulkner: Intruder in the Dust (3136 words)


Intruder in the Dust (New York: Random House, 1948), published 27 September 1948, the fourteenth of William Faulkner’s nineteen novels and the tenth set in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, the apocryphal town and county he created in his fiction, takes up again the themes of race relations between whites and African Americans that had been the subject of Go Down, Moses (1942). Its main character is, again, Lucas Beauchamp, the central figure in Faulker’s long story “The Fire and the Hearth” that dominates the first half of the earlier novel. However, instead of dealing with the effects of race on the black and white members of one Southern family, as does Go Down, Moses,

Citation: Meats, Stephen E.. "Intruder in the Dust". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 December 2015 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=4391, accessed 07 August 2022.]

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