This study guide will help you analyze the short story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “A Rose for Emily”
Author: William Faulkner
Published in: The Forum (magazine)
Date of Publication: 1930
Genre: Short Story
William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American author of fiction, poetry, and essays who is considered one of the greatest American authors of Southern literature. His works focus on aspects of the South of the US following the American Civil War: society, violence, social and political issues and conflicts. Faulkner’s talent has been acknowledged through two Pulitzer prizes and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949. His most well-known novels are The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930) and Absalom, Absalom! (1936).
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