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The Resource Novels, 1942-1954 : Go down, Moses ; Intruder in the dust ; Requiem for a nun ; A fable, William Faulkner

Novels, 1942-1954 : Go down, Moses ; Intruder in the dust ; Requiem for a nun ; A fable, William Faulkner

Label
Novels, 1942-1954 : Go down, Moses ; Intruder in the dust ; Requiem for a nun ; A fable
Title
Novels, 1942-1954
Title remainder
Go down, Moses ; Intruder in the dust ; Requiem for a nun ; A fable
Statement of responsibility
William Faulkner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 more to achieve - and a finite amount of time and energy to achieve it. This volume - the third in The Library of America's new, authoritative edition of Faulkner's complete works - collects the novels written during this crucial and fascinating period in his career. The 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. In the four works included here, Faulkner delved deeper into themes of race and religion, and furthered his experiments with fictional structure and narrative voice; defying the odds, he continued to break new ground in American fiction. 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 thepassionate, 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), Faulkner's recasting of the Christ story set during World War I, he wanted, he said, "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
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Awards note
Nobel Prize for literature, 1950; A fable: Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 1955; National Book Award for fiction, 1955
Cataloging source
DLC
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1897-1962
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Faulkner, William
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3511.A86
LC item number
A6 1994
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1897-1962
  • 1897-1962
  • 1897-1962
  • 1897-1962
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Faulkner, William
  • Faulkner, William
  • Faulkner, William
  • Faulkner, William
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
73
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yoknapatawpha County (Imaginary place)
  • American literature
  • Race relations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Novels, 1942-1954 : Go down, Moses ; Intruder in the dust ; Requiem for a nun ; A fable, William Faulkner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Go down, Moses
  • Intruder in the dust
  • Requiem for a nun
  • A fable
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 1115 pages
Isbn
9780940450851
Lccn
94002942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29752084
  • (OCoLC)29752084
Label
Novels, 1942-1954 : Go down, Moses ; Intruder in the dust ; Requiem for a nun ; A fable, William Faulkner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Go down, Moses
  • Intruder in the dust
  • Requiem for a nun
  • A fable
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 1115 pages
Isbn
9780940450851
Lccn
94002942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29752084
  • (OCoLC)29752084

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