A Rose for Emily and Other Stories

A Rose for Emily and Other Stories

A Rose for Emily; The Hound; Turn About; That Evening Sun; Dry September; Delta Autumn; Barn Burning; An Odor of Verbena

eBook - 2012
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Here is a classic collection from one of America's greatest authors. Though these short stories have universal appeal, they are intensely local in setting. With the exception of "Turn About," which derives from the time of the First World War, all these tales unfold in a small town in Mississippi, William Faulkner's birthplace and lifelong home. Some stories—such as "A Rose for Emily," "The Hound," and "That Evening Sun"—are famous, displaying an uncanny blend of the homely and the horrifying. But others, though less well known, are equally colorful and characteristic. The gently nostalgic"Delta Autumn" provides a striking contrast to "Dry September" and "Barn Burning," which are intensely dramatic. As the editor, Saxe Commins, states in his illuminating Foreword: "These eight stories reflect the deep love and loathing, the tenderness and contempt, the identification and repudiation William Faulkner has felt for the traditions and the way of life of his own portion of the world."
Publisher: 2012
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1818 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780307799692

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Faulkner will forever be remembered as the author who turned literary style on its head with his stream of consciousness novels "The Sound and the Fury" and "As I Lay Dying." But it is his short stories that I find moving and empowering, much preferring them over his time-cons... Read More »


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