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Best Faulkner Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Faulkner books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Collected Stories of William Faulkner (1995)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should Read“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.” —William Faulkner Winner of the National Book AwardForty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction.
Author(s): William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text (1991)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should Read“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother.
Author(s): William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text (1991)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should ReadThe Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant.
Author(s): William Faulkner

Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text (1991)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should Read“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom!
Author(s): William Faulkner

Light in August (1991)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should Read“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out.
Author(s): William Faulkner , Noel Polk, et al.

Sanctuary: The Corrected Text (1993)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should ReadA powerful novel examining the nature of evil, informed by the works of T. S. Eliot and Freud, mythology, local lore, and hardboiled detective fiction. Sanctuary is the dark, at times brutal, story of the kidnapping of Mississippi debutante Temple Drake, who introduces her own form of venality into the Memphis underworld where she is being held.
Author(s): William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying by Faulkner, William [W. W. Norton & Company, 2009] ( Paperback ) [Paperback] ()

 Best Faulkner Books You Should ReadAs I Lay Dying by Faulkner, William [W. W. Norton & Company, 2009] ( Paperback ) [Paperback]
Author(s): William Faulkner

The Unvanquished (1990)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should ReadUnvanquished by William Faulkner. Vintage Books,1990
Author(s): William Faulkner

The Portable Faulkner (Penguin Classics) (2003)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should ReadIn prose of biblical grandeur and feverish intensity, William Faulkner reconstructed the history of the American South as a tragic legend of courage and cruelty, gallantry and greed, futile nobility and obscene crimes. He set this legend in a small, minutely realized parallel universe that he called Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.No single volume better conveys the scope of Faulkner’s vision than The Portable Faulkner.
Author(s): William Faulkner, Malcolm Cowley

The Sound and the Fury (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) (2014)

 Best Faulkner Books You Should Read“A man is the sum of his misfortunes.” ―William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner’s provocative and enigmatic 1929 novel, The Sound and the Fury, is widely acknowledged as one of the most important English-language novels of the twentieth century. This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors while focusing new attention on both the novel’s contemporary reception and its rich cultural and historical contexts.
Author(s): William Faulkner, Michael Gorra

Best Faulkner Books You Should Read

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The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

Author(s): Carl Rollyson
ID: 2507832, Publisher: University of Virginia Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release)

Author(s): Andrew Faulkner, Conrad Chavez
ID: 2510393, Publisher: Adobe Press, Year: 2020, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf

Adobe Photoshop: Classroom in a Book 2020 Release

Author(s): Andrew Faulkner; Conrad Chavez
ID: 2602485, Publisher: Adobe Press, Year: 2020, Size: 187 Mb, Format: epub

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