"The Art of Questioning": Interrogations of Exceptionalist History and Cultural Mythology in the Novels of Salman Rushdie and William Faulkner
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This thesis examines the ways in which Salman Rushdie and William Faulkner confront issues of exceptionalism, cultural mythology, and official history. In particular, it studies Faulkner's interrogation of the southern myths such as honor, violence, and white patriarchy perpetuated by the Dunning School, as well as Rushdie's questioning of nationalist memory in India and Pakistan. The aim of this study is to establish connections between writers in the Global South.
Barnhart, Hannah R., ""The Art of Questioning": Interrogations of Exceptionalist History and Cultural Mythology in the Novels of Salman Rushdie and William Faulkner" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 40.
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