Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories

Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories

by Theresa M. Towner, James B. Carothers
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578068126

ISBN-13: 9781578068128

Pub. Date: 06/05/2006

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

William Faulkner once called the short story "the most demanding form after poetry." In that form, he achieved splendid success. He wrote over a hundred short stories, published nearly all of them during his lifetime, and has become one of the most frequently anthologized writers in the genre. Countless readers of Faulkner have first entered his world through one

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William Faulkner once called the short story "the most demanding form after poetry." In that form, he achieved splendid success. He wrote over a hundred short stories, published nearly all of them during his lifetime, and has become one of the most frequently anthologized writers in the genre. Countless readers of Faulkner have first entered his world through one of the forty-two doors in Collected Stories.

Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories attempts to make the process of reading America's major modern writer less daunting. It is a useful guide to Faulkner's allusions, distinctly southern phrases, difficult words, and historical contexts, as well as to the intricacies of the prose. Arranged according to the Vintage edition's table of contents, the annotations provide information about the material, political, and literary cultures that found their way into Faulkner's greatest short fiction, including commentary on such classics as "A Rose for Emily" and "Barn Burning." Information ranges from descriptions of 1930s farm implements and Great War airplanes to analyses of real estate deals and racial protocols. The authors offer explications of Faulkner's allusions to other artists and thinkers from Christopher Marlowe to Voltaire to T. S. Eliot. An excellent companion volume to Collected Stories for beginning and experienced readers of Faulkner, Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories allows a fascinating glimpse of Faulkner's mind at work on the materials of the world around him.

Theresa M. Towner is associate professor of literary studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and the author of Faulkner on the Color Line: The Later Novels (University Press of Mississippi). James B. Carothers, professor of English at the University of Kansas, is the author of William Faulkner's Short Stories and was a founding editor of the Faulkner Journal.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578068128
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
06/05/2006
Series:
Reading Faulkner Series
Pages:
501
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Barn burning3
Shingles for the Lord21
The tall men29
A bear hunt37
Two soldiers47
Shall not perish54
A rose for Emily63
Hair74
Centaur in brass85
Dry September98
Death drag107
Elly113
Uncle Willy120
Mule in the yard132
That will be fine140
That evening sun150
Red leaves161
A justice179
A courtship191
Lo!204
Ad astra217
Victory231
Crevasse252
Turnabout260
All the dead pilots275
Wash293
Honor300
Dr. Martino313
Fox hunt322
Pennsylvania station333
Artist at home344
The brooch354
My grandmother Millard362
Golden land371
There was a queen385
Mountain victory391
Beyond413
Black music421
The leg429
Mistral440
Divorce in Naples447
Carcassonne460

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