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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Faulkner Narrator: Arthur Morey, J. Paul Boehmer, Marc Cashman, Paul Michael, Scott Brick, Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“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

Forty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, Faulkner’s stories evoke the intimate textures of place, the deep strata of history and legend, and all the fear, brutality, and tenderness of the human condition. These tales are set not only in Yoknapatawpha County but in Beverly Hills and in France during World War I. They are populated by such characters as the Faulknerian archetypes Flem Snopes and Quentin Compson, as well as by ordinary men and women who emerge so sharply and indelibly in these pages that they dwarf the protagonists of most novels.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Angela Bain | 2/15/2014

    " Not one of my favorite books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kevin p. | 2/13/2014

    " Five stars...who would have thought? I would have, and that's why I borrowed the book from the library. It's William Faulkner. If you've not read him, get him. If you've got him, read him. If you've read him, good. Now read him again and go to bed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Stewart | 2/10/2014

    " I would say that 85 percent of these stories were great. Some of them should have been made into movies, for instance, Uncle Willy. While many of the stories have racist language, I think this could adjusted for if a movie version was all black in some cases. Obviously, where the theme is racism, that wouldn't be possible. I have read that the Coen Brothers are inspired by Faulkner. They should make Centaur in Brass into a movie or a part of a movie. It could be right up there with O Brother! Where Art Thou? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chelsea | 2/9/2014

    " Before this, I knew only Faulkner's novels. He will probably always be known for the novels but these stories are outstanding. "

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