Portable Faulknerby William Faulkner, Malcolm Cowley
In prose of biblical grandeur and feverish intensity, William Faulkner reconstructed the history of the American South as a tragic legend of courage and cruelty, gallantry and greed, futile nobility, and obscene crimes. He set this legend in a small, minutely realized parallel universe he called Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.
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William Faulkner (1897–1962) was born in Mississippi and was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize.
Malcolm Cowley (1898–1989) a leadiing literary figure of his time, wrote numerous books of literary criticism, essays, and poetry.
- 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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This is one of the great literary anthologies. Cowley as an editor mastefully put together pieces of the Faulkner world, and in doing so made the world literary community understand that they were not dealing with a teller of one single story but rather with the builder of a whole literary world of his own .Faulkner's South Faulkner's world of the human heart in conflict with itself is presented here in all its unforgettable complexity pain and beauty . I think that anyone who wishes to know the Faulkner world as a whole should certainly begin with this work, if not necessarily end with it.