یک گل سرخ برای امیلی
This classic Southern gothic story was chosen as a Moderators' Choice for members of On the Southern Literary Trail for October, 2014.
WHEN Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant--a combined gardener and cook--had seen in at leas...more
The other day, something reminded me of Faulkner's classic short story, "A Rose for Emily," which I first read in college years ago. I dropped a 4 star rating on it and prepared to forget it. But then something happened. A few friends liked my rating, and the story kept stealing back into my mind like Homer Barron sneaking in through Emily's back door, and making itself at home in my head.
So I starting doing a little research on the background of this 1930 story, and then I found it available to ...more
"and the very old men--some in their brushed Confederate uniforms--on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps, confusing time with its mathematical progression, as the old do, to whom all the past is not a diminishing road but, instead, a huge meadow which no winter ever quite touches, divided ...more
I first read this in high school, and it is the first, and still only, Faulkner I have ever read. Faulkner has always been this kind of presence in my life. Like a long-lost uncle who is always kind of looking out for me, and remains a lingering presence, but who is intimidating, and just a little bit scary. And for those reasons, I've just never been able to warm up to Faulkner, but appreciate his ...more
Emily is a member of the Southern aristocracy. After the Civil War, the family continues to live as before, ignoring the hardship and that the house is falling apart. They deny that they are anything else than aristocracy, and Emily turns down proposals because of t ...more
I don't want to spoil the story or the amazing plot, so please just read it!
Poor lonely Emily though.....I felt so sorry for her having a mean old father who turns away all her suitors.....but eventually.....Emily does find.....(view spoiler)[.....and forever keeps.....a man of her own....more
This is disturbing gothic necrophilia of the first order, and I did NOT see the last line of this story coming. How unsettling.
Faulkner really delves into the more murky, psychological side of the gothic here instead of relying on its traditional set pieces (endangered young heroine, decaying castles, etc.).
Emily really channels a darker Miss Havisham from GREAT EXPECTATIONS. And like Miss Havisham, Emily is obsessed with holding onto ...more
المجموعة مقسمة الى قسمين، قصص تدور في الارياف وتحكي عن علاقة الاقطاعيين بمستأجري الأراضي، عن ذهاب الشباب الى الحرب واستدعاءهم للتجنيد، وقصص تدور في القرية، عن عل ...more
A Rose for Emily is probably one of the most macabre stories I have read from William Faulkner. It is really short and from the beginning lines it really is not clear what direction the story is going to go in, but the more you read the more apparent it is where Faulkner decided to go with it. I can honestly say t ...more
به گمان من "یک گل سرخ برای امیلی" باید اولین اثری از فالکنر باشد که به فارسی ترجمه شده، سال ها پیش توسط نج ...more
امیلی،از خانواده ای اصیل زاده،سنتی و مغرور است.اگر هومر را نماد مدرنیته بدانیم؛ آنچه رخ میدهد کشته شدن مدرنیسم توسط سنتگرایان ست.جایی که امیلی توان تغییر و تطبیق خود با معیارهای امروزی هومررا نداشت، با کشتنش او را تبدیل به جسدی سرد چون نیاکانش کرده و در کنار جسد وی زندگی را میگذراند.. در حقیقت میتوان گفت هومر را با معیارهای خود تطبیق میدهد..
در این داستان هم امیلی و هم هومر دارای نقاط ضعفی بوده و هیج یک کامل نیستند و در نهایت هردو میمیرند،هم سنت و هم تجدد
عنوان: یک گل سرخ برای امیلی؛ نویسنده: ویلیام فاکنر (فالکنر)؛ مترجم: نجف دریابندری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، پیام، 1350، در 119 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
این نسخه تنها سه داستان دارد، داستانها: یک گل سرخ برای امیلی از ص 7 تا 31؛ انبار سوزی از ص 35 تا 81؛ دو سرباز از ص 85 تا 119
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This short story is a great example for writing horror and macabre. Faulkner's writing shows that graphic depiction of horror and violence isn't necessary to creep the reader or feel the chills. Faulkner does it pretty neatly in this story with his prose.
Don't miss this if you are a f ...more
~SKELETON IN CLOSET, YOU SAY?
Doubtless we all have our own "dark spots" in history, but Miss Emily was 'da gal. I shuddered with horror at the end of this necrophilia story and the way old view reversed itself in the new view: all the respect and tolerance the city people showed to Miss Emily... in comparison with what they discovered about her in the end.
Just as Faulkner himself, I pity her greatly. Mentally unstable, unloved, with lost hope for a better life.
I read this short story onli ...more
Taught it twice to different classes, worried each time that the kids wouldn't dig on it.
Happy to report that I was wrong both times, I was pleased and gladdened that it really seemed to go over well and I enjoyed reading the papers (more than expected) that came back.
Also, I thought I was a sharp cookie when the comparison between Emily and Lady Haversham...
Uhhh, actually, not so much. A couple freshmen made the connection without me even bringing it up.
Good on them, though. Very happy to ...more
But being a grownup [mostly, at last], I decided that my intellectual life couldn’t develop fur ...more
Miss Emily had a difficult life after her father’s death, she is a motherless child.
So, when her father died she refused t ...more
I'm not one for Faulkner's works, but this one in particular struck me as very strange and creepy. It really changed the way I thought about human nature, and how it's often driven by emotions.
As for Mr. Faulkner, I am going to visit you very soon. I don't know if you will see me at the door, or like the acrid smell that pervades Emily's house, you will grab hold of my senses. But, I will visit you soon. For readi ...more
The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as earl ...more
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grimace of love, had cuckolded him. What was left of him, rotted beneath what was left of the nightshirt, had become inextricable from the bed in which he lay; and upon him and upon the pillow beside him lay that even coating of the patient and biding dust.
Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head. One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint and invisible dust dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron-grey hair.”