By Theresa M. Towner
Nobel laureate William Faulkner is among the so much specific voices in American literature. recognized for his opaque prose variety and his evocative depictions of lifestyles within the American South, he's recognized as probably the most very important authors of the 20th century. This introductory booklet offers scholars and readers of Faulkner with a transparent assessment of the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of America's such a lot prolific writers of fiction. His nineteen novels, together with The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay loss of life, move Down, Moses and Absalom, Absalom! are mentioned intimately, as are his significant brief tales and nonfiction. considering the works themselves, but additionally offering worthy information regarding their serious reception, this creation is an available consultant to Faulkner's hard and intricate oeuvre.
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