By William Faulkner
This novel gained either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide ebook Award in 195. An allegorical tale of global struggle I, set within the trenches in France and working ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it used to be initially thought of a pointy departure for Faulkner. lately it has grow to be well-known as one in all his significant works and a vital a part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought within the battle, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," based on the recent York occasions, and comprise, in Malcolm Cowley's phrases, "some of the main robust scenes he ever conceived."
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A Fable by William Faulkner