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Six Great Modern Short Novels by James Joyce
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Six Great Modern Short Novels

by James Joyce (Contributor), William Faulkner (Contributor), Nikolay Gogol (Contributor), Herman Melville (Contributor), Katherine Anne Porter (Contributor)1 more, Glenway Wescott (Contributor)

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This collection includes Faulkner's The Bear, Melville's Billy Budd, Porter's Noon Wine, and Joyce's The Dead.

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478. Six Great Modern Short Novels: The Dead, by James Joyce; Billy Budd, Foretopman, by Herman Melville; Noon Wine, by Katherine Anne Porter; The Overcoat, by Nikolay Gogol; The Pilgrim Hawk, by Glenway Wescott; The Bear, by William Faulkner (read 16 Apr 1956) All are well worth reading. ( )
  Schmerguls | Aug 2, 2013 |
BILLY BUDD - Perhaps the most studied of Melville's works, enriched by his friendship with Hawthorne and his dark symbol-laden stories. Narrative heads straight to the hanging of the hero with allusions to Myth, naval histoire, at sea. Three essential characters, each with a flaw come to be tragic: Billy with his stutter, Captain Vere, with a "queer streak of the pedantic", and master-at-arms Claggart, with an sallow antipathy to the righteous. Budd is a Christ, created at the end of Melville's life near to 68 (d. at 72)in his obscurity.
  keylawk | Sep 24, 2007 |
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Joyce, JamesContributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, WilliamContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gogol, NikolayContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Melville, HermanContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, Katherine AnneContributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Includes the following:

James Joyce, The Dead

Herman Melville, Billy Budd

Katherine Anne Porter, Noon Wine

Nikolay Gogol, The Overcoat

Glenway Wescott, The Pilgrim Hawk

William Faulkner, The Bear
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