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William Faulkner never stood taller than five feet, six inches, but in the realm of American literature, he is a giant. More than simply a renowned Mississippi writer, the Nobel-Prize winning novelist and short story writer is acclaimed throughout the world as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, one who transformed his "postage stamp" of native soil into an ap ...more
Audio CD, 5 pages
Published July 8th 2003 by Caedmon (first published July 2003)
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Jason Koivu
William Faulkner consistently delivered the sound and the fury of a prose so powerful, yet subtle, frugal on the one hand and almost extravagant on the other. Like Hitchcock's alluding, don't-show-all style, he gives you snippets of dialogue, flashes of images, and dosed emotion. Much of his most artistic and critically acclaimed work is that in which the narration is seen through the eyes of a child, churning through a story with the simplicity of childhood and all its wild snippets of understa ...more
Alonzo
Excellent readings of great stories. Just wanted to fill in some of the gaps in my Faulkner reading. Spotted Horses was the longest story here, and it was not disappointing. As it usually does, "A Rose for Emily" gave me the creeps. What a fantastic, creepy, weird story.

Faulkner is one of my favorite writers; that's not to say that I always like his content or his word choice, but that's neither here nor there, in my opinion. The man could write, stringing sentences together out of that not long
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Laura
This audio collection starts out with Faulkner reading his Nobel acceptance speech and it set the tone for the stories so beautifully. "The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail." I liked Debra Winger's readings and I loved Arliss Howard's performances, but I had trouble following Keith Carradine's and I'm not sure if it was his reading style or the story. Faulkner reads excerpts from stories too, and while his v ...more
Doug Baird
Wonderful writing and great stories. Listened to the audio version and although it's great to hear Faulkner's soft southern accent on a few of the shorter pieces, he was not really a very good reader and I got a lot more from the pros who read the bulk of the discs.
Well worth listening to, even if you have already read the stories in print.
Kathie H
Jun 01, 2008 Kathie H rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young adults on up
Hearing William Faulkner's voice was moving. Debra Winger, Arliss Howard & Keith Carradine read some of Faulkner's more famous short stories in an engaging way that I found touching. I think Faulkner was otherworldly; maybe he was really from another planet. I find everything I've ever read of his to be unforgettable.
Marsha
Loved it! Makes me want to read more Faulkner. The excerpts read by him were a bit hard -- he is not a great reader -- but nevertheless interesting to hear them in his voice.
Russ Turpin
The best part: Faulkner reading his Nobel Prize acceptance speech nonchalantly.

A close second: Debra Winger reading "A Rose for Emily"
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William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.
The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as earl
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