Faulkner Fridays: 2012 Reading Schedule

January 6th, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

For every Friday in 2012, I will be writing my thoughts on a Faulkner novel or short story/-ies. Although I am a fan of his, I have not read all of his works, so I thought this would be the perfect time to read and review him in a setting where I can have a steady pace that should not overwhelm me too much.  The commentaries will vary based on the stories themselves and there may be references made later on in these weekly posts to prior discussions.  As new articles are written, links will be added to the titles in the schedule below.

 

Here’s the planned schedule:

 

January:

6 – As I Lay Dying

13 – “A Rose for Emily”

20 – Sanctuary

27 – “Barn Burning”

 

February:

3 – Light in August

10 – “Red Leaves”

17 – “Shingles for the Lord”; New Orleans Sketches

24 – Pylon

 

March:

2 – “Hair”; “Nympholepsy”

9 – Absalom, Absalom!

16 – “A Justice”; “Lion”; “The Bear”

23 – “The Tall Men”; “Adolescence”

30 – The Unvanquished

 

April:

6 – “Centaur in Brass”

13 – If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

20 – “A Courtship”

27 – The Hamlet (actually reviewed on January 15, 2015)

 

May:

4 – “A Bear Hunt”

11 – Go Down, Moses

18 – “Dry September”

25 – “Lo!”

 

June:

1 – Intruder in the Dust

8 – “Two Soldiers”

15 – Requiem for a Nun

22 – “Death Drag”

29 – A Fable

 

July:

6 – “Shall Not Perish”; “Elly”

13 – The Town

20 – “Uncle Willy”; “Mule in the Yard”

27 – “That Will be Fine”; “The Evening Sun”

 

August:

3 – The Mansion

10 – “Ad Astra”

17 – “Wash”

24 – The Reivers

31 – “Beyond”

 

September:

7 – Soldier’s Pay

14 – “Victory”

21 – “Honor”

28 – Mosquitoes

 

October:

5 – “Black Music”

12 – “”Crevasse”

19 – Flags in the Dust

26 – “Dr. Mortino”

 

November:

2 – “The Leg”

9 – The Sound and the Fury

16 – “Turnabout”; “Artist at Home”

23 – “Fox Hunt”; “The Brooch”

30 – “Mistral”; “My Grandmother Millard”

 

December:

7 – “All the Dead Pilots”; “Golden Land”

14 – “Pennsylvania Station”

21 – “Divorce in Naples”; “Carcassome”

28 – “There Was a Queen”; “Mountain Victory”

 

 

The novel order is taken from the publication dates of the Library of America editions (so 1930-1962 and then 1926-1929), and the stories alternate between sections of Collected Stories, the 1976 Vintage edition. Let me know if you plan on reading along for all or part of these. I hope this alternation (with a few longer gaps) between novels and short fiction will help prevent burnout.

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