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Faulkner the storyteller

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Published by University of Alabama Press in Tuscaloosa .
Written in English



  • Southern States.


  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Stories, plots, etc,
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Technique,
  • Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century,
  • Storytelling -- Southern States,
  • Fiction -- Technique

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-252) and index.

StatementBlair Labatt.
LC ClassificationsPS3511.A86 Z8735 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 263 p. ;
Number of Pages263
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3292621M
ISBN 100817314377
LC Control Number2004010899

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Michael Gorra, an English professor at Smith, believes Faulkner to be the most important novelist of the 20th century. In his rich, complex, and eloquent new book, The Saddest Words: William.   August is often a quiet month for publishers, but this year there’s a lot to look forward to: new books from Akwaeke Emezi and Daisy Johnson; a timely re-examination of William Faulkner. This, Faulkner's fifth book, is widely considered his best. He himself called it "a tour-de-force". As I Lay Dying flits back and forth in stream of consciousness narration with fifteen narrators and fifty nine chapters that take us through the burial of the Bundren family matriarch, Addie. "My mother is a fish," is the entirety of one chapter, and all of the chapters are just as intimate. LC Class: PSA Preceded by: Pylon: Followed by: The Unvanquished: Absalom, Absalom! is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, first published in Taking place before, during, and after the American Civil War, it is a story about three families of the American South, with a focus on the life of Thomas Sutpen.

The bibliography of William Faulkner, an American writer, includes 19 novels, short stories (not including stories that appear exclusively in novels), 20 screenplays (including uncredited rewrites), one play, six collections of poetry as well as assorted letters and essays.. Faulkner made his debut as a published writer at the age of 21 with the poem "L'Après-midi d'un Faune", which. "A Rose for Emily" is a short story by American author William Faulkner, first published in Ap , in an issue of The Forum. The story takes place in Faulkner's fictional city Jefferson, Mississippi, in the southern county of was Faulkner's first short story published in a national magazine. This book by William Faulkner won the Pulitzer Prize in and was the first of two Pulitzer Prizes won by this author. I find Faulkner's writing style confusing and the story jumps around to various sub plots making it difficult to follow. The story is about a French regiment in WW1 involved in a mutiny/5().   It’s a great story, in fact, and all admirers of Faulkner should be grateful. (Jay Parini, author of One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner) It has now been fifteen years since the publication of the last full-length biography of one of the twentieth century’s most important writers, so the moment is ripe for a life of Faulkner Reviews: 5.