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If you like good literature, I strongly suggest that you read this amazing book.
William Faulkner (1897-1962) famously said that all novelists were failed short story writers and all short story writers were failed poets.
His words are potent and sharp in all of them, even if his point and meaning is more elusive.
As I read each story, I find myself relating to contemporary events in the news. I find it amazing that his stories reflect the past but continue to be relevant today.Published 4 months ago by Carl Ricchetti
I've read several of Faulkner's novels, but not any of his stories. His stories are long and as emotionally exhausting as his novels - and, of course, quite good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by CJA
Faulkner...mmm... It must be me because I just cannot get into Faulkner and I have an undergraduate degree in English. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jerry G. Persall
Nothing better than Faulkner. Faulkner is the greatest. My only problem is wanting to read the sentences over and over for their beauty, vividness, and character revelations. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I tried - and failed - to read a Faulkner novel, so thought his short stories would be a more accessible introduction to his work. Read morePublished 7 months ago by sally tarbox
I ordered this edition specifically because it was a hardback and because it was the most inclusive collection of Faulkner stories I could find. At 900 pages it is certainly that. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mark Dickson
Quite good . The stories capture the Atmosphere of "The Old South" in the 1930's. Characterisaton is a strong feature of most of the stories.Published 9 months ago by Gilox
In my opinion a handful of these stories are among the best in the English language. However, the majority of them are pointless – they have no conclusions and appear to be the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bobby Mills