A Fable.

“War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war": William Faulkner's A Fable; Signed by Him

A Fable.

FAULKNER, William.

$2,800.00

Item Number: RRB-89763.

New York: Random House 1954.

Third printing of the first novel to win both Pulitzer and National Book Award. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “William Faulkner New York 3 Dec 1954.” Near fine in fine dust jacket. From the library of fellow writer Budd Schulberg. American screenwriter, novelist and sportswriter Schulberg is best known for his 1954 Academy Award-winning screenplay for On the Waterfront as well as his 1941 novel What Makes Sammy Run? inspired by the life of his father, early Hollywood mogul B. P. Schulberg. Jacket design by Riki Levinson.

The Fable won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. 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." Petersen A31b

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