Collected Short Stories
Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, Faulkner's stories evoke the intimate textures of pace, 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.
Among the 42 selections in this book, participants in the 2018 UM Common Reading Experience were asked to focus on these ten particular classics: "The Brooch," "A Rose for Emily," "Two Soldiers," "Barn Burning," "Hair," "Dry September," "Uncle Willy," "Shall Not Parish," "That Evening Sun," and "Mule in the Yard."
Subject Headings (LCSH)
Southern States -- Social Life and customs -- Fiction
Faulkner (1897-1962), William, "Collected Short Stories" (2018). Common Reading Experience. 2.