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Collected Stories of William Faulkner

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“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.” —William Faulkner
 
Winner of the National Book Award

Forty-two stories make up this magisterial

Overview

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.” —William Faulkner
 
Winner of the National Book Award

Forty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, Faulkner’s stories evoke the intimate textures of place, the deep strata of history and legend, and all the fear, brutality, and tenderness of the human condition. These tales are set not only in Yoknapatawpha County, but in Beverly Hills and in France during World War I. They are populated by such characters as the Faulknerian archetypes Flem Snopes and Quentin Compson, as well as by ordinary men and women who emerge so sharply and indelibly in these pages that they dwarf the protagonists of most novels.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about that heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there.” —Eudora Welty
 
“For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for greatness of our classics.” —Ralph Ellison

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679764038
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Vintage International Edition
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
260,041
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.49(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert Penn Warren
For all the range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country.

Meet the Author

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, among many other remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 25, 1897
Date of Death:
July 6, 1962
Place of Birth:
New Albany, Mississippi
Place of Death:
Byhalia, Mississippi

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Collected Stories of William Faulkner 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Rebel78 More than 1 year ago
Great collection of short stories, nice way to get an idea of his style before jumping into one of his novels. Formatting isn't the greatest, but the links work which is the most important part, a strange symbol here and there mainly.
HankTenn More than 1 year ago
Today's NYTimes top fiction-sellers list seems to have tons of fiction but all too little literature. And though I never thought William Faulkner could be described as "refreshing" getting back to the old master takes the reader where the place is loaded with creative oxygen. Faulkner is at his most accessible in his short stories. Though, perhaps, most found ways into a novel. There are selection which became the Snopes Trilogy, for example. Collected Stories of William Faulkner is a trip back in time dealing with what makes Southerners Southern. . . . and raising the question: Just how far have we come from this?
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