Collected Stories of William Faulkner
Why this book?
almost impossible to dive into Southern Gothic narratives without exploring the
work of William Faulkner at some point, and his collected stories are a great
place to start. Specifically, the story "A Rose for Emily" pretty much created the Southern Gothic literary genre. The writing is
beautiful, evocative, haunting, and a springboard for the aspirations of many
Southern writers, myself included.