Books: Haunted Landscapes

COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER (900 pp.) —Random House ($4.75).

Mississippi Novelist William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Sanctuary) has no time for literary circles. An iron-grey, taciturn man of 52, he much prefers hunting and fishing. Nonetheless, for 20 years, he has been one of the leading enthusiasms of U.S. literary-intellectual pundits. Next month, for the first time, a book by William Faulkner is a Book-of-the-Month-Club alternate selection. A fat collection of 42 Faulkner tales written over the past quarter-century, Collected Stories will let a brand-new layer of U.S. readers judge for themselves what all the critical...

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