W3254 From Mark Twain to William Faulkner
Life (and death) on the Mississippi
|Beginn||Do., 21.11.2019, 19:30 - 21:00 Uhr|
|Kursgebühr||freier Eintritt, Anmeldung nicht notwendig.|
|Kursort||Stadtbücherei Traunstein, 1. OG|
Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" with its colorful and humorous, but also satirical description of life in the South before the Civil War is commonly cited among the Great American Novels. William Faulkner (Nobel Price 1949) called Twain "the father of American literature". Some 50 years after Twain Faulkner also wrote about life and death on the Mississippi. His novel "As I Lay Dying" was included in the list of 100 best novels by The Modern Library.
The lecture will give an overview of the life and work of both autors, with selected readings from their novels (in the English original version).