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Author Volpe, Edmond Loris.

Title A reader's guide to William Faulkner : the short stories / Edmond L. Volpe
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Contents 1919-1926. Initial prose ventures -- Moonlight -- Adolescence -- Peter -- The priest -- Frankie and Johnny -- Don Giovanni -- The big shot -- Ad astra -- Black music -- Carcassonne -- Mistral -- Snow -- The leg -- Two dollar wife. -- 1927-1931. Divorce in Naples -- Pennsylvania station -- Once aboard the lugger -- That evening sun -- Miss Zilphia Gant -- Elly -- Thrift -- There was a queen -- A rose for Emily -- Idyll in the desert -- A justice -- Smoke -- All the dead pilots -- Fox hunt -- A dangerous man -- Dry September -- Honor -- Hair -- Beyond -- Red leaves -- Mountain victory -- Dull tale -- Death drag -- The brooch -- Dr. Martino -- Artist at home -- Victory -- Crevasse -- Evangeline -- Centaur in brass -- Turnabout. -- 1932-1954. With caution and dispatch -- Lo -- A bear hunt -- Wash -- Mule in the yard -- A portrait of Elmer -- Golden land -- That will be fine -- Uncle Willy -- Monk -- Afternoon of a cow -- A return -- Barn burning -- Hand upon the waters -- Tomorrow -- An error in chemistry -- The tall men -- Knight's gambit -- Two soldiers -- Shall not perish -- My grandmother Millard -- A courtship -- Shingles for the Lord -- Mr. Acarius -- Race at morning
Summary This Guide offers analyses of all Faulkner's short stories, published and unpublished, that were not incorporated into novels or turned into chapters of a novel. Each of the seventy-one stories receives separate and detailed appraisal. This approach helps establish the relationship of the stories to the novels and underscores Faulkner's skill as a writer of short fiction. Although Faulkner often spoke disparagingly of the short story form and claimed that he wrote stories for money, which he did, this critical study reveals that Faulkner could not resist the application of his creative imagination or his mastery of narrative structure and technique to this genre. -- From back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Short stories, American -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0815630395 (electronic bk.)
9780815630395 (electronic bk.)