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Six Great Modern Short Novels by James Joyce

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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James Joyce, The Dead

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Katherine Anne Porter, Noon Wine

Nikolay Gogol, The Overcoat

Glenway Wescott, The Pilgrim Hawk

William Faulkner, The Bear
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