William Faulkner"s Yoknapatawpha
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William Faulkner"s Yoknapatawpha "A Kind of Keystone in the Universe" by Elizabeth M. Kerr

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Published by Fordham University Press .
Written in English


  • American - General,
  • FAULKNER, WILLIAM, 1897-1962,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / American,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages441
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9792655M
ISBN 100823211347
ISBN 109780823211340

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William Faulkner () was an American author of novels, short stories, plays, poetry, essays and screenplays. A lifelong resident of Mississippi, Faulkner is one of the most important authors of Southern literature and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in William Faulkner, in full William Cuthbert Faulkner, original surname Falkner, (born Septem , New Albany, Mississippi, U.S.—died July 6, , Byhalia, Mississippi), American novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Get free homework help on Faulkner's Short Stories: book summary, chapter summary and analysis and original text, quotes, essays, and character analysis courtesy of CliffsNotes. CliffsNotes on Faulkner's Short Stories contains commentary and glossaries for five of William Faulkner's best known stories, including "Barn Burning," "A Rose for Emily," and "Dry . Since then, I dip back into a chapter after each re-read of a Faulkner book. William Faulkner: Toward This is the best single-volume book on Faulkner's webwork of Yoknapatawpha novels. It's a masterclass from one of the great critics of the 20th century/5.