Disability and Modern Fiction: Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee by Alice Hall (auth.)

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You know yourself how these ex-soldiers are. (82) The intrusion of the brutal realities of war, permanently inscribed on the wounded body of the soldier, into the enclosed domestic sphere, inaugurates a temporal, linguistic and bodily rupture in Soldier’s Pay. Donald’s unspeakable scar comes to symbolize a ‘fault . . 26 Anxieties about the perceived growth of idiocy or ‘feeble-mindedness’ in the American population created a sense that the American dream 28 Disability and Modern Fiction was not only under attack by foreign enemies in warfare, but was also from inside its own national boundaries.

The final scene of A Fable, Faulkner’s penultimate novel, returns to the figure of the brutally wounded and incapacitated soldier with which his writing career began in Soldier’s Pay.

Body to endure’74 which he explored throughout his fiction. The final scene of A Fable, Faulkner’s penultimate novel, returns to the figure of the brutally wounded and incapacitated soldier with which his writing career began in Soldier’s Pay.

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