Mosquitoes: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 349 pages
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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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A must read for anyone interested in the career of Faulkner, and his development. Not his strongest work, but that's the point-you can see the tickings of the man who would go on to write Nobel Prize winning literature, and this is part of the process. If your new to Faulkner, do yourself a favor and start somewhere else, and then come back. Not at all a bad book, but if it had been his only effort, I doubt very seriously that we would still read it today, or even know who Faulkner was. 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE SECOND
101
THE THIRD
164
THE FOURTH
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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