Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories

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2006 Hard cover New. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 501 p. Reading Faulkner (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. Hardcover no dj, new book! lr

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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: 6/5/2006
  • Series: Reading Faulkner Series
  • Pages: 501
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Barn burning 3
Shingles for the Lord 21
The tall men 29
A bear hunt 37
Two soldiers 47
Shall not perish 54
A rose for Emily 63
Hair 74
Centaur in brass 85
Dry September 98
Death drag 107
Elly 113
Uncle Willy 120
Mule in the yard 132
That will be fine 140
That evening sun 150
Red leaves 161
A justice 179
A courtship 191
Lo! 204
Ad astra 217
Victory 231
Crevasse 252
Turnabout 260
All the dead pilots 275
Wash 293
Honor 300
Dr. Martino 313
Fox hunt 322
Pennsylvania station 333
Artist at home 344
The brooch 354
My grandmother Millard 362
Golden land 371
There was a queen 385
Mountain victory 391
Beyond 413
Black music 421
The leg 429
Mistral 440
Divorce in Naples 447
Carcassonne 460
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