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Apatawpha County appearing here include Jason and Caddy Compson childish witnesses to the terror of the pregnant black laundress in That Evening Sun '30 who fears that her lover will murder herContainsBarn Burning Two Soldiers A Rose For EmilyDry September That Evening SunRed LeavesLo TurnaboutHonor There Was a ueenMountain VictoryBeyond Race at Morni Finished reading Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner this evening a book I started last fall I ve been reading one or two between other books since then I was determined to mark it as read this year As with any compilation of short stories I liked some better than others Two I had read years ago in school Barn Burning and one of my favorite short stories A Rose for Emily which I still like One of the best in this collection is Turnabout set during WWI There were a couple funny scenes in that one I also liked Beyond and Race at Morning the latter of which has a hilarious scene involving a grapevine that had me laughing out loud KING black laundress in That Evening Sun '30 who fears that her lover will murder herContainsBarn Burning Two Soldiers A Rose For EmilyDry September That Evening SunRed LeavesLo TurnaboutHonor There Was a ueenMountain VictoryBeyond Race at Morni Finished reading Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner this evening a Ty jesteś moje imię book I started last fall I ve The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy been reading one or two Complete Amber Sourcebook between other Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet books since then I was determined to mark it as read this year As with any compilation of short stories I liked some Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, better than others Two I had read years ago in school Barn Burning and one of my favorite short stories A Rose for Emily which I still like One of the Detective Wanda Wolfe best in this collection is Turnabout set during WWI There were a couple funny scenes in that one I also liked Beyond and Race at Morning the latter of which has a hilarious scene involving a grapevine that had me laughing out loud

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Selected Short Stories

Faulkner was a master of the short story Most of the stories in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life the 15 or so years beginning in 1929 when he published The Sound and the Fury They deal with many of the themes found in the novels and with the subjects and characters of small town Mississippi life that are uniuely F A great introduction to Faulkner s genius He deserves his reputation It is sad that recognition came to him so late after working so long on many books poems and screenplays One has to admire his persistence but then perhaps writing for its own sake must have been all that mattered or nearly all Faulkner s short stories are powerful raising the senses Original in style and prose Wonderfully descriptive of varied people situations and places He puts us in the mind of a boy effortlessly in two stories and gives us the unmistakable flavor of southern culture in times gone by Like Joyce s Dubliners I ll be reading these short stories again They are instructive

Review Selected Short Stories

Aulkner's In A Rose for Emily the 1st of his stories to appear in a national magazine a straightforward neighborly narrator relates a tale of love betrayal murder and implied necrophilia The vicious Snopes family of The Hamlet trilogy turns up in Barn Burning '38 about a son's response to the activities of his arsonist father Other inhabitants of Yokn I like his stories about death the best


10 thoughts on “Selected Short Stories

  1. says:

    Everything by Faulkner in his prime is amazing but That Evening Sun sometimes titled That Evening Sun Gone Down is one of m

  2. says:

    A great introduction to Faulkner’s genius He deserves his reputation It is sad that recognition came to him so late after working so long on many books poems and screenplays One has to admire his persistence but then perhaps writing for its own sake must have been all that mattered or nearly all Faulkner’s short storie

  3. says:

    I was very disappointed with this collection of short stories I have not read any of Faulkner's novels and thou

  4. says:

    As a writer and a native of Oxford Mississippi I'm expected and reuired to respect and laud the work of William Faulkner I found the short stories in this collection to be uniue remarkable for their time and utterly tedious I read Faulkner for the same reason I brush my teeth at 300 in the morning after returning from a

  5. says:

    I like his stories about death the best

  6. says:

    This is front loaded with the best stories with the harshest and most radical “Barn Burning” followed by the sweetest and most conventional “Two Soldiers” These two and the other three of the first five “A Rose for Emily” “Dry September” and “That Evening Sun” are my favorites Of the rest they cover in no real order what Faulkner does good and bad I like the adventure the people at cross purposes the

  7. says:

    Finished reading Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner this evening a book I started last fall—I’ve been reading one or two between other books since then I was determined to mark it as read this year As with any compilation of shor

  8. says:

    Reading parsing and internalizing many of these complex stories involved for me a lot of work The powerful representation of southern social and racial hierarchies in several stories Dry September Red Leaves There Was a uee

  9. says:

    Good if seemingly random selection of Faulkner short stories If you like Faulkner you'll appreciate them If not things like unreliable narrators shifts in perspective and just Faulkner's general hey reader you're

  10. says:

    I don't remember having read any Faulkner before I've certainly never read one of his books but I might have read one or two of his short stories along the way This was interesting; interesting enough to make me wa

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