Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 736 pages
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This invaluable volume, which has been republished to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Faulkner's birth, contains some of the greatest short fiction by a writer who defined the course of American literature. Its forty-five stories fall into three categories: those not included in Faulkner's earlier collections; previously unpublished short fiction; and stories that were later expanded into such novels as The Unvanquished, The Hamlet, and Go Down, Moses. With its Introduction and extensive notes by the biographer Joseph Blotner, Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner is an essential addition to its author's canon--as well as a book of some of the most haunting, harrowing, and atmospheric short fiction written in the twentieth century.
 

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UNCOLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - BeaverMeyer - LibraryThing

Well, these obviously aren't as good as his collected stories, or else they would have been collected themselves. The first part of this is stories that eventually became his novels, and those are ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ISTORIES REVISED FORLATER BOOKS
Ambuscade
Retreat
Raid
Skirmish at Sartoris
The Unvanquished
Vendée
Thrift
Idyll in the Desert
Two Dollar Wife
Afternoon of a Cow
Mr Acarius
Gaslight
IIIUNPUBLISHEDSTORIES
Adolescence

Fool About a Horse
Lizards in Jamshyds Courtyard
The Hound
Spotted Horses
Lion
The Old People
A Point of Law
Gold Is Not Always
Pantaloon in Black
Go Down Moses
Delta Autumn
The Bear
Race at Morning
Hog Pawn
IIUNCOLLECTEDSTORIES
Nympholepsy
Frankie and Johnny
The Priest
Once Aboard the Lugger I
Once Aboard the Lugger II
Miss Zilphia Gant
Al Jackson
Don Giovanni
Peter
Moonlight
The Big Shot
Dull Tale
A Return
A Dangerous Man
Evangeline
A Portrait of Elmer
With Caution and Dispatch
Snow
NOTESandBIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES
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William Faulkner, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He published his first book, The Marble Faun, in 1924, but it is as a literary chronicler of life in the Deep South—particularly in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, the setting for several of his novels—that he is most highly regarded. In such novels as The Sound and the FuryAs I Lay DyingLight in August, and Absalom, Absalom! he explored the full range of post–Civil War Southern life, focusing both on the personal histories of his characters and on the moral uncertainties of an increasingly dissolute society. In combining the use of symbolism with a stream-of-consciousness technique, he created a new approach to fiction writing. In 1949 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. William Faulkner died in Byhalia, Mississippi, on July 6, 1962.

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