AILD articulates Faulkner's debt to the traditional convention of inheritance not only by the book's title, which has its source in 'The Book of the Dead" in the Odyssey (10), and by his deployment of the traditional conventions of the genre.
While the titles of AILD and AA contain an implication of elegy, the title of RN refers explicitly to a particular Christian form of elegy--the Requiem, the Mass of the Dead in the Roman Catholic rites, which is a poetic mourning not only over private and public loss, as in the earlier novels, but extending to a loss that has moral and religious weight.
Connects the Demeter-Persephone myth to aspects of the mother/daughter relationship and the perpetuation of female generations in SF, AILD, H, T, and M.
Citing evidence from AA, AILD, FD, MOS and WP, Johnson notes that Faulkner wanted to claim art as a masculine preserve, yet, in order to suggest the simultaneous activity and passivity of artistic creation, he confused and conflated traditional male and female sex roles.
The discussion utilizes examples from LA, SF, AILD, AA, GDM, and FD.