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August Main Book Discussion, on St. Charles: Faulkner's "3 FAMOUS SHORT NOVELS"


Join us at Krewe du Brew coffee house for a discussion of "THREE FAMOUS SHORT NOVELS" by William Faulkner (Spotted Horses, Old Man, The Bear). See description below.

We had such a delightful time with our discussion of 3 short novels by Paul Theroux (July 20th meetup) that we will try the formula one more time.

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320 pages. Used copies on for a penny before shipping; $12 on Kindle. Available in many local bookstores and libraries.

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For more info, call/text/email Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [masked].

Also invited: the New Orleans Book Club meetup group.


“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William Faulkner

These short works offer three different approaches to Faulkner, each representative of his work as a whole. Spotted Horses is a hilarious account of a horse auction, and pits the “cold practicality” of women against the boyish folly of men. Old Man is something of an adventure story. When a flood ravages the countryside of the lower Mississippi, a convict finds himself adrift with a pregnant woman. And The Bear, perhaps his best known shorter work, is the story of a boy’s coming to terms wit the adult world. By learning how to hunt, the boy is taught the real meaning of pride, humility, and courage.





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  • Mary Helen L.

    Hi. My name is Mary Helen. I'm sorry to say I will not be able to join the Faulkner short story discussion. I love William Faulkner's works. I painted his workplace, the oil painting of which was auctioned at the 2012 Juleps in June event sponsored by the Pirates Alley William Faulkner Society of which I am presently a member and past member of the Committee. I am an enthusiastic admirer of Faulkner's works and lament not be able to attend this gathering because of the time (in the a.m.) on August 17th. I should hope that the group will again discuss other Faulkner short stories, novels.
    All best,
    Mary Helen Lagasse.

    August 12, 2013

  • Guy H.

    + Jacque, Steph

    July 27, 2013

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