Novels 1942–1954: Go Down, Moses / Intruder in the Dust / Requiem for a Nun / A Fable Book by William Faulkner

Novels 1942–1954: Go Down, Moses / Intruder in the Dust / Requiem for a Nun / A Fable Book by William Faulkner

Novels 1942–1954: Go Down, Moses / Intruder in the Dust / Requiem for a Nun / A Fable

The years 1942 to 1954 saw William Faulkner s rise to literary celebrity sought after by Hollywood, lionized by the critics, awarded a Nobel Prize in 1950 and the Pulitzer and National Book Award for 1954 But, despite his success, he was plagued by depression and alcohol and haunted by a sense that he had to achieve and a finite amount of time and energy to achieve i The years 1942 to 1954 saw William Faulkner s rise to literary celebrity sought after by Hollywood, lionized by the critics, awarded a Nobel Prize in 1950 and the Pulitzer and National Book Award for 1954 But, despite his success, he was plagued by depression and alcohol and haunted by a sense that he had to achieve and a finite amount of time and energy to achieve it.This Library of America volume collects the novels written during this crucial period defying the odds, Faulkner continued to break new ground in American fiction He delved deeper into themes of race and religion and furthered his experiments with fictional structure and narrative voice These newly restored texts, based on Faulkner s manuscripts, typescripts, and proof sheets, are free of the changes introduced by the original editors and are faithful to the author s intentions.Go Down, Moses 1942 is a haunting novel made up of seven related stories that explore the intertwined lives of black, white, and Indian inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha County It includes The Bear, one of the most famous works in all American fiction, with its evocation of the wilderness, the big woods, bigger and older than any recorded document Characters from Go Down, Moses reappear in Intruder in the Dust 1948 Part detective novel, part morality tale, it is a compassionate story of a black man on trial and the growing moral awareness of a southern white boy.Requiem for a Nun 1951 is a sequel to Sanctuary With an unusual structure combining novel and play, it tells the fate of the passionate, haunted Temple Drake and the murder case through which she achieves a tortured redemption Prose interludes condense millennia of local history into a swirling counterpoint.In A Fable 1954 , a recasting of the Christ story set during World War I, Faulkner wanted to try to tell what I had found in my lifetime of truth in some important way before I had to put the pen down and die The novel, which earned a Pulitzer Prize, is both an anguished spiritual parable and a drama of mutiny, betrayal, and violence in the barracks and on the battlefields

Title : Novels 1942–1954: Go Down, Moses / Intruder in the Dust / Requiem for a Nun / A Fable
Author :  William Faulkner
Language : English
Isbn : 0940450852
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 1110 pages

Rating: 4.9

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