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A Rose for Emily and Other Stories

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Emily is a member of a family in the antebellum Southern aristocracy; after the Civil War, the family has fallen on hard times.
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Merrill Publishing Company (first published November 1st 1930)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
If you've never read anything by William Faulkner, read this story.

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I first read Faulkner's classic "A Rose for Emily" in college years ago. Initially I just dropped a 4 star rating on it and left it at that. But then something happened. A few friends liked my rating, and this 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, an uninvited and a little bit uncomfortable guest.

So I starting doing a little research on
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classic, psycho

A classic, literary short story that will give you the ultimate creeps. A Rose for Emily is a dark, disturbing but strongly evocatively written tale rich in symbols, ironies and vivid imagery and remarkably depicts the consequences of living in and wanting to preserve one’s glorious past. You can read the short story here.
Ahmad Sharabiani
A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner
A Rose for Emily, is a short story by American author William Faulkner, first published in the April 30, 1930, issue of The Forum. The story takes place in Faulkner's fictional city, Jefferson, Mississippi, in the fictional southern county of Yoknapatawpha. It was Faulkner's first short story published in a national magazine. The story opens with a brief first-person account of the funeral of Emily Grierson, an elderly Southern woman whose funeral is the obligat
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Councillor
We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will.

The second William Faulkner short story I have read turned out to be an absolute success. On diverting, brief eight pages, Faulkner manages to introduce his readers to the character of Miss Emily Grierson, a woman marked by loneliness and bitterness. This story de
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Lawyer
William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily: The Town as Narrator and Accomplice

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
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Dream.m
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
داستان اول رو خوندم،اولین تجربه من از فاکنر هس






تش. پسر کتاب فروش پیشنهادش کرد . امیدوارم همون قدر که گفت عالی باشه

خب ! دارم ریویوو رو ادیت میکنم =)) خیلی کتاب جالبی بود، ۶ تا داستان کوتاه عالی که امیلی و دوسال از از محبوبترین های من بودن با اون پایان های اصغر فرهادی طور. نمیدونم چرا برادران کوئن تا حالا از روی این کتاب فیلم نساختن. بنظرم چیز فوق العاده ای مثل تصنیف باستر اسکراگز از آب دربیاد
Fatima
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
واقعا چه داستان کوتاه غافل گیر کننده ای بود ! فقط انتهاش رو سه بار خوندم تا از بهت در بیام و هضم کنم که چی شده و امیلی چه دلباخته ی خودخواهی بوده که دست به این کار زده و سالها تونسته از همه این راز بزرگ و مخوف رو اینقدر زیرکانه پنهان کنه , نمیدونم این دیگه چه جور عشقی میتونه باشه ولی من هنوز در بهتم ؛ احتمالا این عشق نیست بلکه یک جور جنون و خودخواهی محض هست که همیشه با عشق اشتباه گرفته میشه ...
Donita Luz
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Donita by: Aj the Ravenous Reader
This wasn't really recommended to me by Aj. My curiosity just got the best of me after reading Aj's short but informative review here and Rachel's review.

I honestly have to read this short story twice for the story to actually sink in. I didn't know where the story was about or where it will lead to at first everything started to make sense the more you delve into the story, but I just have to read it again - to know if there were some clues and hints out there I missed before the genius Faulkne
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Anne
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
DON'T BE DECEIVED BY THE TITLE. NO ONE'S GETTING ANY ROSES.
I had to read this story twice to grasp it fully. But after a reading count of two, I still am not able to decipher who the hell the speaker is. And yes, this bothers me slightly. But I'll say it, this was one beautiful - short - piece of gothic literature. The fascinating thing about the mysterious identity of the narrator is it didn't take away from the story, if anything, it yielded more intrigue and allure, causing me to be mor
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Rachel Maniacup
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to read this!^^
Recommended to Rachel by: My curiosity
This is some kind of a gothic story that tells you about a woman(EMILY), from a wealthy and respectable family,and the last of her father's descendant.

The story started when Emily's father died,and the only thing he left for her was the house.Being left alone,she became the "talk" of her neighbors,"at last,the once envied was now the pitied".

This is the shortest horrifying story I've ever read so far,and I must say it was well-written.Others may say the story was pointless but for me,it was a go
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Karen
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A big reason why I read writers like Faulkner is because of beautiful metaphors like this;

"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
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نقد روز
Feb 19, 2018 added it
Shelves: novel
در داستان گل سرخی برای امیلی با این مضامین سروکار داریم: سنت، تغییر، تنهایی، پذیرش، انزوا و رها کردن. داستان از زاویه دید اول شخص و توسط یک راوی نامشخص روایت می شود. از همان ابتدای داستان خواننده متوجه می شود که مضامینی همچون سنت و تغییر مد نظر ویلیام فاکنر بوده است. به تدریج در طول داستان مشخص می شود که رهبرانی از نسل جدید کنترل شهر را در دست گرفته و جایگزین کلنل سارتوریس شده اند. دیگر مردم شهر، به ویژه آن هایی که قدرت را در دست دارند تحت تاثیر جذبه خانم امیلی که از دیرباز وجود داشت، قرار نمی گ ...more
Haman
حالا که بایس بری برو . اما علتش را من نمی فهمم و هیچ وقت هم نمی خوام بفهمم . دیگه از من انتظار فهمیدنشو نداشته باش .

Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
Thank you Tadiana for providing this link to this little shorty that I haven't read in 14 years.

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
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Hussein Dehghani
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1
خلاصه داستان : میس امیلی گریرسن ، دختر یک خانواده متمول و بانفوذ پس از مرگ پدر تنها می شود؛ تنهایی او چنان است که ترحم همسایگان را برانگیخته است ؛ اما آنان تنها به جمله ای درباره او بسنده می کنند: "بیچاره امیلی ". امیلی با هیچ کس در ارتباط نیست ، جز نوکر پیر سیاهپوستی که معجونی از آشپز و باغبان است و در خانه او کار میکند.کلنل سارتوریس ، شهردار شهر، امیلی را از مالیات معاف کرده است و دلیل او برای این کارش ، بدهی شهرداری به پدر امیلی عنوان می شود. حتی بعدها جانشینان شهردار وقتی چنین قانونی )معافیت ...more
Laura
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Revisited after 20 years because I wanted to compare to a short story written by William Gay, The Paperhanger. I definitely like shock factor in literature. Faulkner perfected this story.
Arezu Wishka
یادم میاد توی کتابی مصاحبه نجف دریابندری رو خوندم که توش نوشته بود یک گل سرخ برای امیلی جزو اولین ترجمه هاش بوده که بعد از سال ها وقتی دوباره رفته خونده با خودش فکر کرده که چه ترجمه فاجعه ایه! :)) به خاطر همین من از اولی که داستان ترجمه رو خوندم روی ضعف هاش کلید نکردم چون می دونستم جزو اولین کارهاش بوده و به خاطر اینکه خودمم مترجم تازه کار هستم خیلی درکش می کردم.
در مورد داستان...
یکی از قشنگ ترین داستان های کوتاه گوتیکی که می شه خوند. این اولین اثریه که از ویلیام فاکنر خوندم و خیلی دوسش داشتم.
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Tom Mathews
This is an extremely atmospheric and downright creepy short story. It makes me believe that I can learn to love Faulkner.

A Rose for Emily
مجید اسطیری
یک جمله در این داستان کوتاه تخطی از زاویه دید داره. هر کی بگه من جایزه بهش میدم
Sheyda
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
خب اول بگم من از این کتاب فقط pdfگل سرخ برای امیلی رو خوندم.
با پایان داستان اول از همه تقابل سنت و مدرنیته به چشم میخوره و از توصیف خانه ی(خانه ای که نماد سقوط اشرافی گری های جنوبی هاس)خانم امیلی شروع شد این تقابل.اما جلوتر که میریم میبینیم این تقابل فقط توی ظاهر بوده و مردم هنوز هم شمالی هارو قبول نداشتند و هنوز ازشون متنفرند به شدت.. و اینکه تمام فکر و حواسشون تو زندگی مردمه دیگس.خانم امیلی هیچ میل نداشتند گذشته رو فراموش کنند و در گذشته اشرافی و با قدرتشون غرق شده بودند،حتی به نفعشون هم نبوده
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إيمان
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

🌟🌟🌟🌟 إحراق الحظيرة
الحقد الطبقي...تلك النار المتأججة في النفوس عندما تتحول إلى حريق يأكل الحظائر في مجتمع فلاحي يبدو فيه مستوى العيش متباينا أشد التباين. كتب في بداية هذه القصة أن هناك من إعتبرها صرخة في وجه النظام الرأس المالي و أن هناك من إعتبرها صرخة في وجه النظام الأبوي. ألا يمكن أن يجتمع كلا الأمرين
!معا؟
🌟🌟🌟🌟سقف جديد للرب
حريق آخر و أب و إبنه أبطال للرواية لكن ما خلف السطور نقد لنظام العمل الذي تم تطبيقه في الأرياف...و كأن فوكنر يقول لنا بأنه عندما يسيطر الجشع على النفوس لن يسلم منه شيء... ك
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Orki De
کتابی که من خوندم مجموعه ای از 6 داستانه. یک گل سرخ برای امیلی، انبارسوزی، دوسرباز، طلا همیشه نیست، سپتامبر خشک و دیلسی

ترجمه ثقیل و سنگینه و بعضا جملات شروع و پایانش گم میشن خصوصا در توصیفات، به جای این که تصویر روشنی جلوی چشم بیاره فقط گیج کننده و مبهمه. قبلا کتاب" مستطاب " نجف دریابندری رو خونده بودم و تاکید ایشون رو در استفاده از کلمات فارسی میدونستم ولی خوندن این لغات تقریبا نامحسوس در این کتاب، نه تنها موجب لذت نبود بلکه بیشتر باعث می شد از داستان فاصله بگیرم و دور بیافتم.

در همه داستان ها س
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Tahmineh Baradaran
مجموعه داستانهایی ازفالکنر.من قصه سپتامبرخشک رابیشترپسندیدم.ترجمه دریابندری هم درحدسایرترجمه هانبودبه نظرم
Megan
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I came to know about this book through the song 'In The End' by My Chemical Romance, which is inspired on this book. And I must say, this is the greatest story ever written. While the story is most macabre, for me it also shows the ultimate end of Romance and Love.

I don't want to spoil the story or the amazing plot, so please just read it!
Tannaz
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ینی وااقعاً باید باور کنم که کتاب لیدی ال - رومن گاری یک کپی از روی این داستان فاکنر بوده!!؟
از اول که کتاب رو شروع کردم هی داشتم به خودم میگفتم نـــــه چقدر شبیه لیدی ال و فضای اون داستانه
و وقتی به انتها رسید یقین پیدا کردم که بله همینطوره و من اشتباه نکرده بودم
Sepideh Nakisafar
تقابل سنت و مدرنیته...
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
Ana
"A Rose for Emily" was my first encounter with Faulkner and I must say it feels like I drew the long straw because I loved the story and it piqued my interest for further Faulkner literature. Had I started with "The Sound and the Fury" or "As I Lay Dying", I'm afraid I wouldn't have liked him that much - but honestly I have no way of telling as I haven't read those books.
"A Rose for Emily" was great because it was one of those amazing things that happen to you and you don't even realize it until
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Arpita, the Quicksilver
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OK, So let me tell you. This particular book didn't catch my attention at first. I just thought it to be a silly little romance where someone gives some Emily some rose. Well, I just ignored, titles can be deceiving though. When my best friend noticed that I just ignored her one of her favorites, you know what happened.... Yes, bloodbath, you guessed it right. She literally smacked me with this book and I returned home full of bruises. Yeah, we are good fighters.
{My lesson: Never underestimate
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Shayantani Das
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Who said graphic imagery is required to make a person shudder? William Faulkner, with this subtle southern gothic story will make your jaw drop in horror at the climax. This excellent short story will leave a long lasting impression on your mind, and so will the enigmatic Emily. Recommended!
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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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“For a long while we just stood there, looking down at the profound and fleshless grin. The body had apparently once lain in the attitude of an embrace, but now the long sleep that outlasts love, that conquers even the
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.”
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“She carried her head high enough - even when we believed that she was fallen. It was as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity as the last Grierson; as if it had wanted that touch of earthiness to reaffirm her imperviousness” 7 likes
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