Aviation Lore in Faulkner

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William Faulkner was an aviation cadet in Canada in the closing days of WW I. He later owned his own airplane, and even put on a few air shows. When he wrote of flying, as he often did, it was with a great deal of expertise but little concern for the edification of his readers. The result is that many of the five hundred or so passages dealing with aviation in his works are all but incomprehensible to the non-pilot. This work elucidates all the aeronautical references in Faulkner’s fiction and verse which might prove troublesome to the general reader. This monograph contains three main sections: An introduction to flight, designed especially for the non-technical reader and intended to provide enough background in aerodynamics and aircraft design to enable one to follow Faulkner’s argument intelligently; a brief biography of Faulkner as a pilot and aviation enthusiast; and a reader’s guide through the individual works in which aviation plays a part.
[Not in series, 21]  1985.  (vi), viii, 195 pp. + ills.
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Table of Contents
An Introduction to Flight
1. Elementary Aerodynamics
3
2. Function of the Controls
5
3. Basic Flight Manoeuvres
8
4. Aerobatic Manoeuvres
12
5. Airframes
14
6. Engines
17
Faulkner’s Flying Career: A Biographical Note
An Aviation Glossary of Faulkner’s Works
The First War
39
The Lost Generation
137
The Second War
179
Secondary Sources Cited
193
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  85017444