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William Faulkner
Garland Publishing, Inc.; 1st edition (October 1, 1987)
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Requiem for a Nun, Volume 4 book William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi.

Requiem for a Nun, Volume 4 book. Told partly in prose, partly in play form, 'Requiem For A Nun' is a haunting exploration of the impact of the past on the present. William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, the first of four sons of Murry Cuthbert Falkner and Maud Butler. He had three younger brothers: Murry Charles "Jack" Falkner, author John Faulkner, and Dean Swift Faulkner.

William Faulkner was an American writer, Nobel Prize laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. A prolific writer, Faulkner is best known for his novels and short stories, including The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, which are set in fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and the Snopes trilogy which includes The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion. Along with Mark Twain, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee, Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of Southern literature, and is known for his experimental style including the use of stream of consciousness

William Faulkner Manuscripts (1. ). This sequel to Faulkner's SANCTUARY written 20 years later, takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in SANCTUARY.

William Faulkner Manuscripts (1. Requiem for a Nun: William Faulkner Manuscripts 19, Volume IV: Playscript Materials.

Here is a classic collection from one of America’s greatest authors. Though these short stories have universal appeal, they are intensely local in setting. Published in 1950, 19 years after Sanctuary, Requiem for a Nun is unique for Faulkner’s use of both prose and play narrative.

Published December 1, 1987 by Routledge.

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Act One-The Courthouse (A Name for the City). Act Two-The Golden Dome (Beginning Was the Word). Act Three-The Jail (Nor Even Yet Quite Relinquish--). Even the jailbreak was fortuity: a gang-three or four-of Natchez Trace bandits (twenty-five years later legend would begin to affirm, and a hundred years later would still be at it, that two of the bandits were the Harpes themselves, Big Harpe anyway, since the circumstances, the method of the breakout left behind like a smell, an odor, a kind of.

Requiem for a Nun rare book for sale. Requiem For A Nun. New York: Random House, (1951). Octavo, original three-quarter black cloth gilt, marbled boards, original acetate dust jacket. On one level Requiem For A Nun would follow Temple Drake’s destiny; on another it would be a study in crime and punishment; on still another it would ring in the vast processes of geological and historical change (Blotner, 542). Faulkner himself favorably described the work as a little on the esoteric side, like As I Lay Dying (Karl, 495).

Still, it’s Faulkner, and I will probably pick up Requiem for a Nun to continue o. I read this book because I had never read any Faulkner before. I guess I thought I was missing something in my library or maybe it was time to lay off the nonfiction I mostly read

2 people found this helpful. I guess I thought I was missing something in my library or maybe it was time to lay off the nonfiction I mostly read. I found Faulkner's style and word choices difficult at first.

William Faulkner Scripts - William Faulkner Famous screenplays at Scripts. William Cuthbert Faulkner (; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically.

Requiem for a Nun is a work of fiction written by William Faulkner which was first published in 1951. It is a sequel to Faulkner's early novel Sanctuary, which introduced the characters of Temple Drake, her friend (later husband) Gowan Stevens,. It is a sequel to Faulkner's early novel Sanctuary, which introduced the characters of Temple Drake, her friend (later husband) Gowan Stevens, and Gowan's uncle Gavin Stevens. The events in Requiem are set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County and Jackson, Mississippi, in November 1937 and March 1938, eight years after the events of Sanctuary.

  • Has a very rubbery feel. I bought many other vintage international Faulkner books at my local bookstore and they didn't feel like this. I was disappointed.

  • ...above which the pea-brained reptilian heads curved the heavy leather-flapped air..." I have been re-reading a lot of Faulkner lately, after some 40 years. But this one was a first time read for me; a read that I considered essential when I was told that it involved some of the same characters that were in Sanctuary: The Corrected Text, eight years thereafter. Most stunning, it seemed a most unlikely, and certainly an inevitably doomed marriage between two of the least likeable characters in American literature: Temple Drake and Gowan Stephens. The one character from Sanctuary: The Corrected Text that bore redemptive powers, Gowan's uncle, Gavin Stephens, billed as a "bucolic Cincinnatus," given to "Lost Causes," also has a major role in the 8-years later update.

    The format is hybrid: half narrative, half play. The play is composed of three acts. And each act is preceded by a long stream-of-consciousness narrative devoted to the founding history of the area. It is that which I found most fascinating. In many of his other novels, there are stories of the past, but they are far more fragmentary than in this novel. In this one the reader learns that "Jefferson," the county seat of Yoknapatawpha was originally called Habersham, after the Doctor who, along with his eight-year-old motherless son, his "bodyguard" Alexander Holston and the Huguenot founder of "Frenchman's Bend" pushed through the Cumberland Gap in the 1820's to reach what was a trading post with the Chickasaw Indians who were soon to be dispossessed of their land. Yet in the 1830's Habersham's son would marry a grand-daughter of the Chickasaw chief, and go with them to the new "Indian territory" that was Oklahoma. And the familiar names from other novels make their appearances in the histories: Sartoris, Stevens, Compson, McCaslin, Sutpen and Coldfield. The author deftly describes how rapidly this trading post was developed into a town, with a courthouse for the documents, and, of course, a jail, that plays a prominent part in the play, since, early on, the reader learns that Temple and Gowan Stephens maid, Nancy Mannigoe, has been sentenced to death by hanging for murdering the Stephen's infant daughter, despite Gavin's efforts as her defense attorney.

    The mastodonic tracks? That is in the narrative before the second act, and is, even much more ancient history, which relates to the capital of Mississippi, Jackson. Since I had recently been in the very down-and-out town of Port Gibson, I noted that in 1830 the Mississippi state house had voted to move the capital there, but then reneged on the result. This entire narrative, from page 167 to 206, is one sentence, which might have exceeded any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' rambles. Kids in High School: Hint: Don't try this in class, your English teacher might not approve. And you will not be able to "Twitter" it. The narrative before the third act mainly concerned events during the American Civil War, including the burning of Jefferson in 1864, and how "reconstruction" could begin a year earlier than in Virginia.

    Faulkner's most famous aphorism, which he used in his 1949 Nobel Prize acceptance speech: "The Past is not dead; it is not even the past." he places in the mouth of Gavin Stephens, (his alter-ego?) who uses it as a retort to Temple Drake, when she says: "Temple Drake is dead." This dialogue is in the play's first act, by far the strongest. The other two acts, one of which involved a 2 am visit to the governor, who transmutes into Gowan Stephens, so that he can learn even more of Temple's past (and present!) lacked focus, definitely dragged, and were rather unbelievable at times, all of which contrasted with that first act.

    I couldn't help think how, almost certainly, all the counties of Mississippi had similar type histories, but it was through the efforts of this one man, William Faulkner, that the history of that one, the barely mythical Yoknapatawpha, has become familiar to me, as well as all those who appreciate this quintessential American literature. Still, though the historical narrative will remain memorable, portions of the play diminish the work, especially compared with his other masterpieces. 4-stars.

  • Stunning. Faulkner, in a note to his editor wrote: "'s a bit on the esoteric side." A bit. If you've not read him, first off, what's wrong with you? More important, this is perhaps not the most advisable, accessible intro to Faulkner's metier (you may find yourself wondering whether there has been some ghastly printing / publishing error, and they got several books all jumbled up), and yet in some ways no better introduction is possible. Novel and stage-play and what felt like a newsreel all wrapped into one. Race, historical memory, cognitive dissonance, and a black woman on trial for a murder she could not and yet could not NOT have committed.

    A note to pedants and other martinets of nonnormative punctuation: avoid.

  • There was no Nun.

  • On time, as described.

  • My dad told me I was named after a character in this book so it's fun reading it. It was made into a movie but I can't find it on tape or dvd.

  • William Faulkner is a master story teller, but his books are never an easy read. Requiem for a Nun is unusual because he tries to combine two literary forms and the result is not altogether successful, but it gets you thinking. The main part of the book is a moving historical narrative of the lost people and forgotten places of his mythical Yoknapatawpha county in Mississippi. This is truly lyrical writing and with its mourning for the displaced communities and pristine wonderland the original inhabitants inherited echoes very contemporary environmental themes. What is prosperity and what is progress Faulkner asks rhetorically of each successive generation. He takes no sides but it is very evident where his sympathies lie.

    Interspersed with this account is a play set in the present day (the early 1950s) with questions this time about identity, truth and redemption. The play was reportedly staged by Albert Camus shortly after publication, but with its dense monologues is unlikely to have been accessible to most audiences. As a play to be read however, it is very cleverly constructed and its treatment of the key message that "little children, as long as they are little children, shall be intact, unanguished, untorn, unterrified" is one likely to remain with readers for a long time.

    The book is certainly memorable and if you have pieced together bits about the complex history of Yoknapatawpha from Faulkner's other writings, its narrative half provides a very useful primer and enriching way of filling in some of the gaps.