Collected Stories of William Faulkner

By William Faulkner

“I’m a failed poet. possibly each novelist desires to write poetry first, reveals he can’t after which attempts the quick tale that is the main challenging shape after poetry. And failing that, in basic terms then does he take in novel writing.” —William Faulkner
Winner of the nationwide publication Award

Forty-two tales make up this magisterial assortment through the author who stands on the top of recent American fiction. Compressing an epic expanse of imaginative and prescient into difficult and wounding narratives, Faulkner’s tales evoke the intimate textures of position, the deep strata of historical past and legend, and the entire worry, brutality, and tenderness of the human . those stories are set not just in Yoknapatawpha County, yet in Beverly Hills and in France in the course of global struggle I. they're populated via such characters because the Faulknerian archetypes Flem Snopes and Quentin Compson, in addition to by way of usual women and men who emerge so sharply and indelibly in those pages that they dwarf the protagonists of so much novels.

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