Item #2325020 Pylon: A Novel (The Modern Library, No. 380). William Faulkner.

Pylon: A Novel (The Modern Library, No. 380)

New York: The Modern Library, 1967. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #2325020

1967 first thus, Toledano 380.1, binding/jacket style 12n with blank verso, $2.45 jacket price, brown Fujita endpapers. Near fine in very good jacket. Tape remnant on jacket spine base.

315 pp. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. One of the few of William Faulkner's 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 ménage 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 wouldn't last very long, which they didn't. . . . 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.

Price: $30.00

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