Hail Faulkner? A Fable, Competitive Modernism, and "the Nobelist" in the 1950s
Examines the influence of Hemingway and Faulkner’s literary rivalry on their work and professional identities as they competed for literary prominence in the last stages of their careers. Fruscione argues that the marketing and publication of Faulkner’s much heralded A Fable (1954) may have elevated Hemingway’s professional anxieties, evidenced in his correspondence and fictional references to Faulkner and his works in his posthumously published Islands in the Stream and “The Last Good Country,” which were written about the same time as A Fable.
Fifty Years after Faulkner