Selected Short Stories - William Faulkner

Posted by Greg Gulgowski
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Selected Short Stories - William Faulkner

This collection is a good, diverse mix. I cannot add anything to the discussions of symbolism etc. But I was pleasantly surprised by Fauklner’s stories in two ways. From previous reading of some of his work, I had no idea that he had such a good sense of humor, but it is evident in this collection. I also appreciated his story “Mountain Victory,” about the lingering effects of war, on those who fight, and how some people can't let go of their anger even after a war is over. In that particular story, a Northern patriarch wants to kill a Confederate homeless man, because they were on opposite sides in the war, which has been over for awhile. The man just can’t let go of his hatred and anger, even though the event was over - very poignant story. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it was a poignant story. Good collection for people who enjoy classics.

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