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Ahmad Sharabiani
That Evening Sun, William Faulkner
عنوان: وحشت از سیاهی شب؛ نویسنده: ویلیام فاکنر؛ مترجم: هانیه نبوتی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، کوله پشتی، 1388، در 64 ص، اندازه 14 در 10 س.م.؛ مجموعه داستانهای کوتاه از ادبیات کلاسیک جهان، شابک: 9786005337082؛ موضوع: داستانهای امریکایی قرن 20 م
داستان «وحشت از سیاهی شب» با معرفی «نانسی»، زن رخشتوی سیاهپوست، آغاز و به بیان شرایط سخت زندگی او در جامعه سفیدپوستان و بیش از همه در كنار همسرش جیزر میپردازد.ا
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Rick Wilcox
May 29, 2014 Rick Wilcox rated it liked it
“But we could hear her, because she began just after we came up out of the ditch, the sound that was not singing and not unsinging. “Who will do our washing now, Father?” I said.”

That Evening Sun was published in 1931 as “That Evening Sun Go Down.” The title refers to a black spiritual song, whose lyrics begin, “Lordy, how I hate to see that evening sun go down.” It is an implication that death will accompany the setting of the sun, a fear that plagues Nancy, the black washer-woman who serves th
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Sevgi
Dec 31, 2013 Sevgi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
I was ashamed to see that there is no review about this meaningful story. On the other hand I've become happy to know that it's gonna be the first and also a positive review about this story.
Faulkner generally tells the life in South but he talks about misery there -like Kate Chopin. He is sceptic about reality and you can find this fact also in this story.

rich-poor black-white man-woman .. sound so typical but this story is very different from the ones trying to criticize Racism. That's why I
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Dec 12, 2015 Kelsey Hanson rated it really liked it
I really wish I had read this around the same time that I read The Sound and the Fury since it features some of the same characters. This book focuses on race relations in the south and showcases the indifference of the Compson family to the life of their servant. The prose is beautiful and it was interesting to see the same characters from The Sound and the Fury
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We were studying Faulkner this week and I admit that I may have sped through this one because I wanted to take the test on his work while As I Lay Dying was still fresh in my mind but this was also very well-written and desperate and haunting. 3.5 stars.
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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.

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