Portable Faulkner

Portable Faulkner

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by William Faulkner, Malcolm Cowley
     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140150186
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1977
Series:
Viking Portable Library Series
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.74(h) x 1.34(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

What People are saying about this

Edmund Wilson
Faulkner... belongs to the full-dressed post-Flaubert group of Conrad, Joyce, and Proust.
Ralph Ellison
For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must return to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for the greatness of our classics.
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 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.

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.