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Little Sister Death: Finitude in William Faulkners the Sound and the Fury Agnieszka Kaczmarek

Little Sister Death: Finitude in William Faulkners the Sound and the Fury

Agnieszka Kaczmarek

Published July 10th 2013
ISBN : 9783631625057
Hardcover
220 pages
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The volume is an attempt to read William Faulkners The Sound and the Fury while bearing in mind three phenomenological philosophies of death as proposed by Max Scheler, Martin Heidegger, and Emmanuel Levinas. The literary analysis mainly revealsMoreThe volume is an attempt to read William Faulkners The Sound and the Fury while bearing in mind three phenomenological philosophies of death as proposed by Max Scheler, Martin Heidegger, and Emmanuel Levinas. The literary analysis mainly reveals how Benjy senses Schelers intuitive certainty of death, and presents Jason as the Schelerian dweller of the West who uproots the thought of finitude out of his awareness. Despite the committed suicide, Quentin Compson represents the embodiment of Heideggers Dasein, realizing both the authentic and inauthentic Being-towards-death. Lastly, Caddys fecundity and Dilseys responsibility for the Other exemplify what Levinas regards as victory over death, and demonstrate the infinity the French philosopher describes.