Soldiers' Pay

Soldiers' Pay

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by William Faulkner
     
 

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Though it is about people who took part in WW I or suffered through it, Faulkner's first novel is in no sense a book about war. Nor is SOLDEIRS' PAY a book about peace. It is a book about disillusion and fulfillment, about sensuality and beauty, about love and hate and all the human emotions that shake us in Armageddon or in peace. It is a story for our own time, a…  See more details below

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Though it is about people who took part in WW I or suffered through it, Faulkner's first novel is in no sense a book about war. Nor is SOLDEIRS' PAY a book about peace. It is a book about disillusion and fulfillment, about sensuality and beauty, about love and hate and all the human emotions that shake us in Armageddon or in peace. It is a story for our own time, a story moving and intense, a story blended with humor and insight and pity.

"A deft hand has woven this narrative of mixed and frustrated emotions and has set it down with hard intelligence as well as consummate pity. The book rings true." (The New York Times)

Editorial Reviews

Louis Kronenberger
A rich compound of imagination, observation, and experience. In an isolated world of Faulkner's own making, shadows having the reality of men grope through a maze complex enough to be at once pitiful and comic, passionate, tormenting, and strange.
Literary Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871401663
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Edition description:
(Reissue)
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Edmund Wilson
Faulkner... belongs to the full-dressed post-Flaubert group of Conrad, Joyce, and Proust.
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) is the Nobel Prize–winning author of
The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, among other works.

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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