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Collected Stories of William Faulkner Paperback – October 31, 1995
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“For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for greatness of our classics.” —Ralph Ellison
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This is the collection that came out in the fifties containing 42 stories, some from earlier collection and others previously unpublished in book form. They are not grouped chronologically, but rather by `subject': `The Country', `The Village', `The Wilderness', etc. I don't know why Mr. Faulkner did this, but I found it really worked to have stories of similar themes or places grouped together.
For those who haven't read Faulkner before, his writing is a dense, `stream of consciousness' style, essentially the exact opposite of his nemesis, the minimalist Ernest Hemingway. This means these stories can be hard reading in a lot of spots, as the meaning of what is happening or what Faulkner wants us to comprehend can be elusive. Some sections or whole stories will need to be read again until the meaning becomes clear, or clearer.Read more ›
I am not a big fan of short stories, but each of these reads like a mini-novel.
You will be engrossed and will want to go back and read them again.
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Always have been a William Faulkner fan, this purchase was to start a collection of his works in Kindle.Published 1 month ago by Jenna West
excellent introduction to Wm. Faulkner - he is a lightweight by no means.Published 1 month ago by edward john
Great writing that is so simple and yet so complicated. I'm reading these stories over and over.Published 1 month ago by infinity929
An apparently casual observation (because it is hardly a sentence) from “Elly” (1934) catches something of how Faulkner writes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DT
If you just take the opening sentence or paragraph of one of Faulkner's stories, you'll learn from a master how to lace the intro with powerful words, conflict and a hook that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Retrouser
I am enjoying reading early versions of Faulkner's stories. Fun to see how revisions went.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
William Faulkner. Nobel Prize. This is great literature.Published 9 months ago by George Kolombatovich