Mosquitoes: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 349 pages
Mosquitoes centers around a colorful assortment of passengers, out on a boating excursion from New Orleans. The rich and the aspiring, social butterflies and dissolute dilettantes are all easy game for Faulkner's barbed wit in this engaging high-spirited novel which offers a fascinating glimpse of Faulkner as a young artist."It approaches in the first half and reaches in the second half a brilliance that you can rightfully expect only in the writings of a few men. It is full of the fine kind of swift and lusty writing that comes from a healthy, fresh pen."--Lillian Hellman, New York Herald Tribune
 

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User Review  - lauriebrown54 - LibraryThing

“Mosquitoes” was the second novel Faulkner wrote. It’s a satire set in New Orleans, and while it’s amusing it’s not really laugh out loud funny. It’s a sort of “Ship of Fools” but with a smaller boat ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Not my favorite Faulkner by any means. An early work of his about a day-long outing by a loosely-knit group. The heat and the infernal mosquitoes add to atmosphere. Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
1
PROLOGUE
9
THE FIRST DAY
54
THE SECOND DAY
101
THE THIRD DAY
164
THE FOURTH DAY
236
EPILOGUE
294
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Frederick R. Karl is the author of William Faulkner: American Writer. He is a professor at New York University.

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