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A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories Lesson Plan

Introduction to A Rose For Emily and Other Short Stories

William Faulkner wrote over a hundred short stories during his career, and this collection is "drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929 when he published The Sound and the Fury." Faulkner is primarily known for his novels and their contributions to American literature, Southern literature, and Literary Modernism. His reputation a short story writer is not as lofty.

Faulkner had a complicated relationship with the short story form. By some accounts, he found it more powerful than the novel. By others, he only wrote short stories for the money he could get publishing them in magazines. The stories in this collection could be described...

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