Michael Gorra



Average rating: 3.94 · 13,046 ratings · 1,163 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Portrait of a Novel: Henry ...

4.25 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2012
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The Saddest Words: William ...

4.38 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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The Bells in Their Silence:...

3.20 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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After Empire: Scott, Naipau...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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The English Novel at Mid-Ce...

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The Guide

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The End of the Affair

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As I Lay Dying

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On Being Blue: A Philosophi...

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The Aspern Papers and Other...

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“That’s how it is in Faulkner’s South: a land where the dead past walks, not was but is, and burning always in one’s mind.”
Michael Gorra, The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

“James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village” (1953) describes a winter’s stay in an isolated Swiss hamlet called Leukerbad. I have known that essay almost as long as I’ve known Faulkner’s own work, and I never reread it without a sense of profound discomfort, an uneasiness with American life and my own cushioned place within it.”
Michael Gorra, The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

“For the history of our shared country, he argues, is the history of the way white people have tried both to recognize and to deny the humanity of their black neighbors.”
Michael Gorra, The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

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