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Aulkner's In A Rose for Emily the 1st of his stories to appear in a national magazine a straightforward neighborly narrator relates a tale of love betrayal murder and implied necrophilia The vicious Snopes family of The Hamlet trilogy turns up in Barn Burning '38 about a son's response to the activities of his arsonist father Other inhabitants of Yokn. As a writer and a native of Oxford Mississippi I m expected and reuired to respect and laud the work of William Faulkner I found the short stories in this collection to be uniue remarkable for their time and utterly tedious I read Faulkner for the same reason I brush my teeth at 300 in the morning after returning from a boozy bender on The Suare I know I should do it for the sake of conforming to community standards but I d rather just go to bed Bless his heart that Faulkner For years we treated him like the town drunk that he was Then the French declared him to be a literary genius and with smiles on our faces and pride in our hearts we built him a statue right next to the town courthouse It s a regal and generous effigy I don t know why the French liked him so much I m young and have unrefined taste and no valuable perspective on the man s contributions to Words on Pages about Imagined Things Bu

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Selected Short Stories

Faulkner was a master of the short story Most of the stories in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life the 15 or so years beginning in 1929 when he published The Sound and the Fury They deal with many of the themes found in the novels and with the subjects and characters of small town Mississippi life that are uniuely F. A great introduction to Faulkner s genius He deserves his reputation It is sad that recognition came to him so late after working so long on many books poems and screenplays One has to admire his persistence but then perhaps writing for its own sake must have been all that mattered or nearly all Faulkner s short stories are powerful raising the senses Original in style and prose Wonderfully descriptive of varied people situations and places He puts us in the mind of a boy effortlessly in two stories and gives us the unmistakable flavor of southern culture in times gone by Like Joyce s Dubliners I ll be reading these short stories again They are instructive

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Apatawpha County appearing here include Jason and Caddy Compson childish witnesses to the terror of the pregnant black laundress in That Evening Sun '30 who fears that her lover will murder herContainsBarn Burning Two Soldiers A Rose For EmilyDry September That Evening SunRed LeavesLo TurnaboutHonor There Was a ueenMountain VictoryBeyond Race at Morni. Finished reading Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner this evening a book I started last fall I ve been reading one or two between other books since then I was determined to mark it as read this year As with any compilation of short stories I liked some better than others Two I had read years ago in school Barn Burning and one of my favorite short stories A Rose for Emily which I still like One of the best in this collection is Turnabout set during WWI There were a couple funny scenes in that one I also liked Beyond and Race at Morning the latter of which has a hilarious scene involving a grapevine that had me laughing out loud


10 thoughts on “Selected Short Stories

  1. says:

    Everything by Faulkner in his prime is amazing but That Evening Sun sometimes titled That Evening Sun Gone Down

  2. says:

    A great introduction to Faulkner’s genius He deserves his reputation It is sad that recognition came to him so late after working so long on many books poems and screenplays One has to admire his persistence but then perhaps writing for its own sake must have been all that mattered or nearly all Faulkner’s short stories are po

  3. says:

    I was very disappointed with this collection of short stories I have not read any of Faulkner's novels and thought this might be a great way to sample the works of a literary legendWell if this is representative of his novel length works than I'm just as happy to go to my grave a Faulkner virginI am surprised this collection averaged over four stars Then I went back and read some of the reviews Many people wh

  4. says:

    As a writer and a native of Oxford Mississippi I'm expected and reuired to respect and laud the work of William Faulkner I found the short stories in this collection to be uniue remarkable for their time and utterly tedious I read Faulkner for

  5. says:

    I like his stories about death the best

  6. says:

    This is front loaded with the best stories with the harshest and most radical “Barn Burning” followed by the sweetest and most conventional “Two Soldiers” These two and the other three of the first five “A Rose for Emily” “Dry S

  7. says:

    Finished reading Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner this evening a book I started last fall—I’ve been reading one or two between other books since then I was determined to mark it as read this year As with any compilatio

  8. says:

    Reading parsing and internalizing many of these complex stories involved for me a lot of work The powerful representation of southern social and racial hierarchies in several stories Dry September Red Leaves There Was a ueen That Evening Sun Mountain Victory was difficult to confront Among my favorites were Two Soldiers an

  9. says:

    Good if seemingly random selection of Faulkner short stories If you like Faulkner you'll appreciate them If not things like unreliable narrators shifts in perspective and just Faulkner's general hey reader you're smart figure this story out from what I'm giving you attitude will probably put you offThere's the obligatory Sartoris story has anyone put all these together in chronological order somewhere? Could that even be done? Th

  10. says:

    I don't remember having read any Faulkner before I've certainly never read one of his books but I might have rea