CliffsNotes on Faulkner s Short Stories

Author: James L Roberts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544181492
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Faulkner’s Short Stories explores five of William Faulkner’s psychologically complex narratives: A Rose for Emily, That Evening Sun, Barn Burning, Dry September, and Spotted Horses. Follow a common thread of Southern mores and prejudices as the author from Mississippi masterfully creates enduring settings and characters. This concise supplement includes commentaries and glossaries on all five short stories. Other features that help you understand these important works are Background on the author An introduction to YoknapatawphaCounty, the mythical county seating of Faulkner’s making Critical essay on the author’s style An interactive quiz, review questions, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Nora Roberts
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"Backgrounds" begins with the appendix Faulkner wrote in 1945 and sometimes referred to as another telling of The Sound and the Fury and includes a selection of Faulkner's letters, excerpts from two Faulkner interviews, a memoir by Faulknerís friend Ben Wasson, and both versions of Faulkner's 1933 introduction to the novel. "Cultural and Historical Contexts" presents four different perspectives on the place of the American South in history. Taken together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Carolyn Porter, and Robert Penn Warren—provide the reader with valuable contexts for understanding the novel. "Criticism" includes seventeen essays on The Sound and the Fury that collectively trace changes in the way we have viewed this novel over the last four decades. The critics are Jean-Paul Sartre, Irving Howe, Ralph Ellison, Olga W. Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Michael Millgate, John T. Irwin, Myra Jehlen, Donald M. Kartiganer, David Minter, Warwick Wadlington, John T. Matthews, Thadious M. Davis, Wesley Morris and Barbara Alverson Morris, Minrose C. Gwin, André Bleikasten, and Philip M. Weinstein. A revised Selected Bibliography is also included.

CliffsNotes on Hemingway s Short Stories

Author: James L. Roberts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544182006
Format: PDF
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Hemingway's Short Stories covers the best of Ernest Hemingway’s short-story output. The first writer to define a distinctly American literature, Hemingway wrote himself into most of his fiction. A man's man, Hemingway writes of adventures in Africa and the World Wars, as well as grand hunting and fishing expeditions. Both critically successful and popular, "Papa" Hemingway paints an American landscape with words, creating masterpieces of style and voice for his readers. With CliffsNotes on Hemingway's Short Stories, you get summaries, commentary, critical essays, character studies, and study help on the following 12 stories: Indian Camp The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife The End of Something The Three-Day Blow The Killers A Way You'll Never Be In Another Country Big Two-HeartedRiver— Parts I & II The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Hills Like White Elephants A Clean, Well-Lighted Place The Snows of Kilimanjaro Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Faulkner s The Sound and the Fury

Author: James L. Roberts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184009
Format: PDF
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Sound and the Fury, you explore what is considered to be one of William Faulkner's greatest novels. The Sound and the Fury tells the story of the decline of the once-aristocratic Compson family of YoknapatawphaCounty, in northern Mississippi, as told in stream of consciousness by three brothers – Benjamin, Quentin, and Jason. Summaries and commentaries guide you through each section of the novel, and critical essays help you understand the origin of the book's title, the structure of the book, and Faulkner's stream of consciousness style of writing. Other features that help you study include A section on the life and background of William Faulkner A special guide to the Benjy section – the most difficult section of the novel Analyses of the major characters An additional critical essay on meaning through motif in the novel Review questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A rose for Emily

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Heinle
ISBN: 9780155074712
Format: PDF
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Directed to students writing a research paper on Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," offers an introduction, the short story itself, discussion questions, secondary source materials, an annotated model student research paper, and a comprehensive bibliography.

Cliffs notes on Faulkner s As I lay dying

Author: James L. Roberts
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
ISBN: 9780822002109
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents a guide to understanding William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," examining the life of the author, discussing the structure and narrative technique employed in the novel, featuring analysis and commentary on individual sections, and including character notes, and other study aids.

Go Down Moses

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792145
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” —William Faulkner, on receiving the Nobel Prize Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them set in Faulkner’s mythic Yoknapatawpha County. From a variety of perspectives, Faulkner examines the complex, changing relationships between blacks and whites, between man and nature, weaving a cohesive novel rich in implication and insight. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Wishing Tree by William Faulkner Book Analysis

Author: Bright Summaries,
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 2806273528
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you! The Wishing Tree by William Faulkner is a fairy tale-like novel for children, in which a young girl and her friends follow a strange redhead boy on a quest for a tree that fulfills wishes. They have all sorts of wondrous adventures and learn a valuable life lesson, before the young girl wakes up in her bed and realizes it was all a dream. Find out everything you need to know about The Wishing Tree in just a few minutes! This practical and insightful reading guide includes: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Shed new light on the very best of literature with BrightSummaries.com!

Absalom Absalom

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679641432
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“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! is Faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Unvanquished

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792196
Format: PDF, ePub
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Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, THE UNVANQUISHED focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and courage, stand for the best of the Old South's traditions. From the Trade Paperback edition.