CliffsNotes on Faulkner s Short Stories

Author: James L Roberts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544181492
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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.

CliffsNotes on Hemingway s Short Stories

Author: James L. Roberts
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544182006
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Go Down Moses

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792145
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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.

Absalom Absalom

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679641432
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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 Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Nora Roberts
ISBN:
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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.

As I Lay Dying

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792161
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“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic. This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.

The Unvanquished

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792196
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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.

Sartoris

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443421162
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Returning home to Jefferson, Mississippi, at the end of the First World War, young Bayard Sartoris grieves the loss of his twin brother, John. Despite the stabilizing influence of his marriage to the lovely Narcissa Benbow, young Bayard’s recklessness grows as the days pass, and hastens the destruction of the Sartoris family, who are still living under the shadow of Bayard’s deceased, heroic great-grandfather. A story of a decaying family confronting the debilitating effects of war, Sartoris is a commentary on social class and family conditions in the post-war world of the American South. William Faulkner’s third novel, Sartoris was published in 1929 and was the first novel he set in fictitious Yoknapatawpha County. It introduces many of the memorable characters found in his later books The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion, including the Snopes family. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital form, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Light In August

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446485528
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A landmark in American fiction, Light in August explores Faulkner's central theme: the nature of evil. Joe Christmas - a man doomed, deracinated and alone - wanders the Deep South in search of an identity, and a place in society. After killing his perverted God-fearing lover, it becomes inevitable that he is pursued by a lynch-hungry mob. Yet after the sacrifice, there is new life, a determined ray of light in Faulkner's complex and tragic world.