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Pylon

Pylon

by William Faulkner

Publisher Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

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One of the few of William Faulkners works to be set outside his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Pylon, first published in 1935, takes place at an air show in a thinly disguised New Orleans named New Valois. An unnamed reporter for a local newspaper tries to understand a very modern mnage a trois of flyers on the brainstorming circuit. These characters, Faulkner said, were a fantastic and bizarre phenomenon on the face of the contemporary scene. . . . That is, there was really no place for them in the culture, in the economy, yet they were there, at that time, and everyone knew that they wouldnt last very long, which they didnt. . . . That they were outside the range of God, not only of respectability, of love, but of God too. In Pylon Faulkner set out to test their rootless modernity to see if there is any place in it for the old values of the human heart that are the central concerns of his best fiction.

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About the Author

William Faulkner

Born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and left high school at fifteen to work in his grandfather's bank.

Rejected by the US military in 1915, he joined the Canadian flyers with the RAF, but was still in training when the war ended. Returning home, he studied at the University of Mississippi and visited Europe briefly in 1925.

His first poem was published in The New Republic in 1919. His first book of verse and early novels followed, but his major work began with the publication of The Sound and the Fury in 1929. As I Lay Dying (1930), Sanctuary (1931), Light in August (1932), Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and The Wild Palms (1939) are the key works of his great creative period leading up to Intruder in the Dust (1948). During the 1930s, he worked in Hollywood on film scripts, notably The Blue Lamp, co-written with Raymond Chandler.

William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949 and the Pulitzer Prize for The Reivers just before his death in July 1962.

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    A near-fine first edition, with a previous owner's ex-libris plate affixed inside the front cover. The wording on the spine has faded, and there is some very light brusing to top and bottom of spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear to the edges, a small chip to the top of the spine, a small crease to the bottom of the front cover, and some loss of colour along the front spine fold.

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