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By William Faulkner, Saxe Commins

Selected and with a foreword by means of Saxe Commins.

Though those brief tales have common charm, they're intensely neighborhood in surroundings. except for “Turn About,” which derives from the time of the 1st international warfare, a lot of these stories spread in a small city in Mississippi, William Faulkner’s birthplace and lifetime home.

Some stories—such as “A Rose for Emily,” “The Hound,” and “That night Sun”—are recognized, showing an uncanny mix of the homely and the scary. yet others, notwithstanding much less renowned, are both colourful and attribute. The lightly nostalgic “Delta Autumn” offers a extraordinary distinction to “Dry September” and “Barn Burning,” that are intensely dramatic.

As the editor, Saxe Commins, states in his illuminating Foreword: “These 8 tales mirror the deep love and loathing, the tenderness and contempt, the id and repudiation William Faulkner has felt for the traditions and how of lifetime of his personal part of the world.”

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Figure 3. John Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America, 1 755< w a s drawn up for the English Lords of Trade and Plantations to bolster British territorial claims. Three features are especially interesting in our context. The first is the pivoting of the axis of perspective since the Ferrar map drawn a century earlier. Visually, the map of Virginia runs north—south, the eye traveling from the bottom of the page, where European explorers land in America, up through the band of waterways to the mountains and out, back to the "Sea of China" and the route to the Indies.

This combination of homage and avidity, of sensibility and greed, is inextricably and perhaps indistinguishably both propaganda and vision. Yet for all his lyrical nationalism and visionary imperialism, Richard Hakluyt had never been to the New World and would never go. Master of arts and student at Christchurch, Oxford, Richard Hakluyt discovered America in a book. The dedicatory epistle to his most ambitious work, Principal Navigations, recalls this discovery for Francis Walsingham, the queen's high secretary in charge of foreign relations.

34 THE LITERATURE OF COLONIZATION In the fact-focused passages we have been reading, vision and realism confirm one another; the prose of objectivity masks an appeal to the imagination in a context ostensibly ruled by reason. The prose of objectivity can also work the other way, just as ideologically, not to evoke but to block the imagination. In the following passage, a document from the African slave trade, the sober and plain writing suppresses reader sympathy. "The Voyage Made by Mr. John Hawkins to the Coast of Guinea and the Indies of Nova Hispania, 1564" (this is the same Hawkins who reported earlier on unicorns in Florida and whose writings were published by Hakluyt) describes a raid: The captain was advertised by the Portuguese of a town of the Negroes, where was not only great quantity of gold, but also that there were not above forty men, and an hundred women and children in the town, so that he might get an hundred slaves: he determined to stay before the town three or four hours, to see what he could do: and thereupon prepared his men in armour and weapon together, to the number of forty men well appointed, having to their guides certain Portuguese: we landing boat after boat, and diverse of our men scattering themselves, contrary to the captain's will, by one or two in a company, for the hope that they had to find gold in their houses, ransacking the same, in the meantime the Negroes came upon them, and hurt many being thus scattered whereas if five or six had been together, they had been able as their companions did, to give the overthrow to 40 of them.

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