A Fable

Winner, National Book Awards 1955 for Fiction

A Fable by William Faulkner book cover
ISBN 9780394724133
Random House
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An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner¬†oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it “rise to magnificence,” according to¬†The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley’s words, “some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived.”