A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying/The Sound and the Fury/Light in August Oprah’s Book Club

Originally published in 1932. Take a seat in oprah’s Classroom and sign up for Faulkner 101 on www. Oprah. Com/bookclub. Vintage Books. Light in augustlight in august, a desperate, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, mysterious drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

. Told in turns by each of the family members–including Addie herself–the novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. The 2005 summer selection is available in an exclusive three volume boxed edition that includes a special reader’s guide with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey. Titles include: as i lay dyingthis novel is the harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother.

Originally published in 1930 The sound and the furyfirst published in 1929, whose story faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers–the idiot Benjy, Faulkner created his “heart’s darling, ” the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.


Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text

Read! you’ll absorb it. Read, read, read. He was a man, faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him. Vintage. Read everything—trash, good and bad, classics, and see how they do it. If it’s not, throw it out the window. William faulkner absalom, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness.

If it is good, you’ll find out. Then write. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master.

Collected Stories of William Faulkner

They are populated by such characters as the faulknerian archetypes Flem Snopes and Quentin Compson, as well as by ordinary men and women who emerge so sharply and indelibly in these pages that they dwarf the protagonists of most novels. Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, brutality, the deep strata of history and legend, and all the fear, Faulkner’s stories evoke the intimate textures of place, and tenderness of the human condition.

Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. These tales are set not only in Yoknapatawpha County, but in Beverly Hills and in France during World War I. Vintage. Vintage. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.

William faulkner winner of the national Book AwardForty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. I’m a failed poet.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in of mice and men, Steinbeck stories of realism, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, that were imbued with energy and resilience.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Books. A penguin classics deluxe edition of steinbeck's brilliant short novelsCollected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels.

Vintage. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Vintage.

The Sun Also Rises

The sun Also Rises. The quintessential novel of the lost generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. The story follows the flamboyant brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

Vintage. Penguin Books. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. First published in 1926, the sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.


For Whom the Bell Tolls

Vintage. Vintage. If the function of a writer is to reveal reality, " Maxwell Perkins wrote Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it. Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author's previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.

The sun Also Rises. Penguin Books. In 1937 ernest hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. For whom the Bell Tolls. In his portrayal of jordan's love for the beautiful maria and his superb account of el Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, moving, compassionate, and wise.

Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight, " For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of robert jordan, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, and the tragic death of an ideal.


Go Down, Moses

From a variety of perspectives, faulkner examines the complex, between man and nature, changing relationships between blacks and whites, weaving a cohesive novel rich in implication and insight. Vintage. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. For whom the Bell Tolls. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

William faulkner, moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, on receiving the Nobel Prize Go Down, all of them set in Faulkner’s mythic Yoknapatawpha County. The sun Also Rises. Vintage. Vintage. Penguin Books.

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition

The only complete collection by the nobel prize-winning author in this definitive collection of ernest hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Well-Lighted Place, " "Hills Like White Elephants, " and "A Clean, " and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection.

Vintage. Vintage. For whom the Bell Tolls. Vintage. Scribner. The sun Also Rises. Penguin Books. For hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.

The Complete Stories FSG Classics

Noonday Press. Penguin Books. O'connor published her first story, " in 1946, "The Geranium, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, "Judgement Day"--sent to her publisher shortly before her death―is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of "The Geranium.

Taken together, these stories reveal a lively, penetrating talent that has given us some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century. Vintage. The sun Also Rises. Scribner. For whom the Bell Tolls. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find.

Vintage. Winner of the national book awardThe publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. Also included is an introduction by O'Connor's longtime editor and friend, Robert Giroux. Vintage.

Absalom, Absalom! Modern Library

The sun Also Rises. Scribner. Faulkner’s novels have the quality of being lived, absorbed, remembered rather than merely observed, ” noted Malcolm Cowley. From the modern library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by william Faulkner—also available are Snopes, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Selected Short StoriesFirst published in 1936, Absalom, Light in August, Absalom! is William Faulkner’s ninth novel and one of his most admired.

Vintage. It tells the story of thomas sutpen and his ruthless, single-minded attempt to forge a dynasty in Jefferson, Mississippi, in 1830. Absalom, absalom! is structurally the soundest of all the novels in the Yoknapatawpha series—and it gains power in retrospect. This edition follows the text of absalom, absalom! as corrected in 1986 under the direction of Faulkner expert Noel Polk and features a new Foreword by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

Vintage. Penguin Books. Vintage. Noonday Press. Although his grand design is ultimately destroyed by his own sons, a century later the figure of Sutpen continues to haunt young Quentin Compson, who is obsessed with his family legacy and that of the Old South. Modern Library.

Flannery O'Connor : Collected Works : Wise Blood / A Good Man Is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear It Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays & Letters Library of America

The title story is a terrifying, heart-rending drama of familial and racial misunderstanding. Vintage. Library of America. Noonday Press. The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, 000 pages in length, sewn bindings, feature cloth covers, and ribbon markers, authoritative editions that average 1, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Penguin Books. It might be a new hat or clean hogs or, hero of Wise Blood 1952, for Hazel Motes, an automobile. Scribner. Vintage. Revelation” and “the enduring chill” probe further into conflicts between parental figures and recalcitrant offspring, where as much tension is generated from quiet conversation as from the physical violence of gangsters and fanatics.

Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. Vintage. In her short lifetime, flannery O’Connor became one of the most distinctive American writers of the twentieth century.

For whom the Bell Tolls. By birth a native of georgia and a roman catholic, o’connor depicts, in all its comic and horrendous incongruity, the limits of worldly wisdom and the mysteries of divine grace in the “Christ-haunted” Protestant South. The sun Also Rises.