By William Faulkner
"Read, learn, learn. learn everything--trash, classics, stable and undesirable, and notice how they do it. similar to a chippie who works as an apprentice and stories the grasp. learn! You'll soak up it. Then write. whether it is strong, you'll discover. If it's now not, throw it out the window." --William Faulkner
Light in August, a unique approximately hopeful perseverance within the face of mortality, beneficial properties a few of Faulkner's so much memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, looking for the daddy of her unborn baby; Reverend Gail Hightower, who's laid low with visions of accomplice horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a determined, enigmatic drifter fed on by way of his combined ancestry.
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28 Jill Mann, Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire: The Literature of Social Classes and the General Prologue to the CanterburyTales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973). 26 Chaucer the Poet and Chaucer the Pilgrim / 33 he says ‘Ther nas no man nowher so vertuous’(I: 251); of the Prioress that she was ‘so charitable and so pitous’ (I: 143); of the Merchant that he was ‘a worthy man with alle’ (I: 283); the Sergeant of the Law was ‘discreet’ and ‘of greet reverence’ (I: 312);29 the Franklin was ‘a worthy vavasour’ (I: 360); the craftsmen seemed each to be ‘a fair burgeys’ (I: 369); the Shipman ‘was a good felawe’ (I: 395); there was no one in the world who could match the Doctor of Physic in speaking of physic and surgery; nor anyone in England who was as skilled at his job as the Pardoner; the Wife of Bath was ‘a worthy womman al hir lyve’ (I: 459); the Summoner was ‘a gentil harlot and a kynde’ (I: 647) whilst the Manciple and the Reeve are both admired for being cleverer than those who paid their wages.
196; Gower, Mirour de l’Omme, II. 20845–56. Mann, Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire, pp. 17–37, 197. 74 Mann, Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire, pp. 132–3, 190–4; Le livre du chevalier de la Tour Landry pour l’enseignement de des filles, ed. Anatole de Montaiglon (Paris: P. Jannet, 1854), pp. 75 Mann also emphasizes the effects of the morally neutral details which are included in the portraits of many of the pilgrims, such as the Merchant’s beaver hat (I: 272), arguing, once more, that their effect is to create nuanced characters rather than simply to reiterate moral stereotypes.
34, 37; Rigby, Chaucer in Context, pp. 42–53. See also Jean E. Jost, ‘Potency and Power: Chaucer’s Aristocrats and their Linguistic Superiority’, in Liam O. Purdon and Cindy L. Vitto, eds, The Rusted Hauberk: Feudal Ideals of Order and their Decline (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1994), pp. 49–76, at 52–3. 69 Strohm, Social Chaucer, pp. 181–2. , Chaucer: An Oxford Guide (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 384–99, at 397–8. 70 Michaela Paasche Grudin, Chaucer and the Politics of Discourse (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996), pp.