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Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text (Paperback)

by William Faulkner

What Qualifies as Greatness: On Literary Awards Season 17

Do literary prizes reward greatness or works that, like a fine wine, gain stature over time? Do they simply reflect the taste of the jury at a particular moment in history? Or is it a little of both?

The Other Kind of Country People: On Katherine Faw Morris's Young God 0

Young God is a strong entry in the tradition of the Southern Gothic Novel (redneck noir subcategory), but, while reading it and after watching True Detective, I began to wonder if the genre still has any explanatory power for contemporary America.

A Year in Reading: Michael Robbins 3

I’d place it above every American novel except Moby-Dick, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom!

John Jeremiah Sullivan on William Faulkner 0

The Millions Interview: Peter Mountford 4

The world most people live in has more in common with The Office than, say, Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!. But think of how uncommon it is to read a book about someone’s office job. Then count how often a debut author gets compared to Faulkner.

Ask a Book Question: the Twentieth in a Series (A Guide to Yoknapatawpha County) 0