Joe Christmas may only be half Negro, but he feels and behaves like one. He lives amongst a strict Calvinist community. This book touches on one of Faulkner's main themes - that the decline of the white man springs from his irrational inability to treat the Negro as a fellow human being.
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Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man.About the Author:
William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, a,ong many other remarkable books.Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.
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Descripción Pan Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0330317431