Search Results: "William Faulkner"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Written with calm authority and offering a plausible new thesis, this is a worthwhile introduction to the next century of Faulkner."
In this persuasive intellectual biography, Singal makes sense of Faulkner's thought by viewing him as caught between the cultures of the Victorian and Modernist eras. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM FAULKNER: AMERICAN WRITER by Frederick R. Karl
Released: May 22, 1989

Like Karl's previous elephantine biography, Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives (1978), this new one contains a surfeit of information accompanied by portentous commentaries in graceless prose. Read full book review >

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UNCOLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1979

"Academic interest exclusively."
Twenty of the stories here were subsequently re-hammered into such Faulkner novels as The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses, and The Mansion; where and just how they were changed will be of obvious interest to scholars and students of Faulkner's work (and their numbers are legion). Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1976

"Blotner's explanatory footnotes are helpful and concise."
These letters, written between 1918 and 1962, and selected and edited by the author of Faulkner: A Biography, may disappoint the majority of readers; they yield neither the picture of private affairs and sentiments nor the record of compositional experimentation that, for example, Virginia Woolf's correspondence does. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER  by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1950

"An important book in the Faulkner picture, and for short story enthusiasts, it offers rich fare."
Forty two short stories which reveal a much broader scope of matter and manner than the average reader expects of William Faulkner. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM FAULKNER AND SOUTHERN HISTORY by Joel Williamson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"The biographical material here and the social history involving racial issues, sex, and class are especially significant- -but there's not much on the southern history of the title."
In a perceptive and sympathetic account based on extensive research in archives and public records, Williamson (Humanities/Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; The Crucible of Race, 1984, etc.) offers some revelations about Faulkner's ancestry and background, along with a comprehensive commentary on the novelist's life and works. Read full book review >

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THE FAULKNER READER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1954

"Personally, Faulkner can stand on the short stories rather than the novels and novellas (of which three are included), and among these short stories are several that are unforgettable,- A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning and Turnabout, all included here."
Three decades of Faulkner's writing are spanned in these selections he has made from his own work. Read full book review >

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FAULKNER, MISSISSIPPI by Édouard Glissant
Released: April 1, 1999

"A sharp, challenging, and wholly unique tour of Yoknapatawpha County."
An elegant, erudite, and at times baffling reconsideration of Faulkner by a giant of Caribbean literature. Read full book review >

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THE WISHING TREE by William Faulkner
Released: April 1, 1967

"Wishing Tree, well, it's Just a sprig of a story but, on the author's name, attention my materialize."
"For his dear friend Victoria on her eighth birthday Bill he made this Book"—recently made available to the publishers who are making it available to Faulkner's admirers. Read full book review >

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KNIGHT'S GAMBIT by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1949

"The enigmatic style is rather piquing, but the end impression is one of irritation."
Faulkner has produced in the past some of the most powerful, socially significant experimental writing that has come out of America — landmark in literature of the Deep South. Read full book review >

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A FABLE by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 1954

"Practically, it is difficult reading, and often obscure."
A modern allegory to which each reader will append his own symbolism- his own interpretation. Read full book review >