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Selected Short Stories by William Faulkner
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Everything by Faulkner in his prime is amazing, but "That Evening Sun" (sometimes titled, "That Evening Sun, Gone Down") is one of my favorites. It's shot through with visceral imagery that comes from some place other than the conscious mind and works on the reader's mind in the same way. It's also one of the best evocations of a child's consciousness that I've ever read -- meaning, it's not just sentimentally innocent, but disorienting, unnerving and rich in ways that are almost surreal. With that said, it's still an adult's story, filled with violence, lust and loss. I can't recommend it enough.
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