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Published in 1936, "Absalom, Absalom!" is a work by noted American author and Nobel-Prize recipient William Faulkner. The book takes place around the time of the Civil War and is narrated via a series of flashbacks. This website, which is a fascinating interactive companion to this remarkable modernist novel, was created by Stephen Railton and Will Rourk of the University of Virginia. Visitors to the site's homepage can read the user instructions, and then look through the chapter-by-chapter chronology as they see fit. After looking over the chronologies offered here, visitors should click on over to the "Faulkner on Absalom, Absalom!" section of the site. Here they can listen to Faulkner talk about selected passages from the work at various lectures he gave at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958. The site also contains printable versions of the chronologies for those who wish to consult them in an offline setting.
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Date Issued 2003
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Date of Scout Publication 2008-06-27
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