The Portable Faulkner

By William Faulkner; Malcolm Cowley (Editor)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142437285, 688pp.)

Publication Date: February 2003

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In prose of biblical grandeur and feverish intensity, William Faulkner reconstructed the history of the American South as a tragic legend of courage and cruelty, gallantry and greed, futile nobility and obscene crimes. No single volume better conveys the scope of Faulkner's vision than The Portable Faulkner.



About the Author
William Faulkner was an American writer, Nobel Prize laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. A prolific writer, Faulkner is best known for his novels and short stories, including The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, which are set in fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and the Snopes trilogy which includes The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion. Along with Mark Twain, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee, Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of Southern literature and is known for his experimental style, including the use of "stream of consciousness." Faulkner died in 1962.

Malcolm Cowley, one of America's best-known literary critics, was literary editor of the "New"" Republic"" "from 1929 to 1940. Among his many books are "Exile's Return,"" After the Genteel Tradition,"" "and, most recently, "The Faulkner-Cowley File."
Henry Dan Piper is Profes-sor of English at Southern Illinois University. His most recent book is "F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Critical Portrait."
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