About the Author
William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and As I Lay Dying, among many other remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.
Joseph Blotner (1923-2012) was Professor of English at the University of Michigan. He wrote major biographies of William Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren.
As clearly as any single book by or about Faulkner, this reveals a writer who was both a craftsman and a genius." -- Time
This invaluable volume, which has been republished to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Faulkner's birth, contains some of the greatest short fiction by a writer who defined the course of American literature. Its forty-five stories fall into three categories: those not included in Faulkner's earlier collections; previously unpublished short fiction; and stories that were later expanded into such novels as The Unvanquished, The Hamlet, and Go Down, Moses. With its Introduction and extensive notes by the biographer Joseph Blotner, Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner is an essential addition to its author's canon -- as well as a hook of some of the most haunting, harrowing, and atmospheric short fiction written in this century.
"I recommend this book not only to Faulkner students but to all who would like to learn more about the imaginative process of a great artist." -- Malcolm Cowley