A Rose for Emily and Other Stories by William FaulknerIf youve never read anything by William Faulkner, read A Rose for Emily ... as long as you dont mind if things get a little gruesome.
I first read Faulkners classic A Rose for Emily in college years ago. Initially I just dropped a 4 star rating on it and left it at that. But then something happened. A few friends liked my rating, and this story kept stealing back into my mind like Homer Barron sneaking in through Emilys back door, and making itself at home in my head, an uninvited and a little bit uncomfortable guest.
So I starting doing a little research on the background of this 1930 story, and found it available to read online at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wf_r... (seriously, go read this today if youve never read it before). I read it again, and Im bumping my rating up to 5 stars.
The story begins and ends on the day of the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson, an institution in her southern town. In between, we find out more about Miss Emilys life and the traditions and expectations that bind both her and the town.
People in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last, believed that the Griersons held themselves a little too high for what they really were. None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such. We had long thought of them as a tableau, Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door.Time becomes fluid as stories and events from Emilys life are shared with the reader. The narrator always speaks as we, as if the entire town--and we ourselves--are complicit in the events of the story. Its a disturbing feeling, and the images of decay that permeate the story further this unrest: the cracked leather furniture, moldy pillows, the dust covering everything in her home, and of course the appearance of the older Emily herself:
She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue. Her eyes, lost in the fatty ridges of her face, looked like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough . . .When I was a college student, it was the ending of the story that was etched indelibly in my brain. Its still a shocker; I can only imagine the sensation it caused when it was published in 1930. But now I have a better appreciation for how skillfully Faulkner wrote this entire story, and the strange but pitiful character he created in Emily, dying alone in a house filled with dust and shadows.
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It was released in February as the third single from his album Part II. Paisley wrote this song with Frank Rogers. While still a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in the early s, Brad Paisley had been asked to participate in a student concert. Having primarily sung ballads at that point in his career, he decided to add a novelty song to his repertoire. Their collaboration resulted in "I'm Gonna Miss Her The Fishin' Song ", a moderate up-tempo, centralizing on a male character whose lover has threatened to leave him if he goes fishing instead of staying home with her. Having chosen to go fishing instead, the character then states that he will "miss her when [he gets] home".
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LMAO at the triggered anon. From my experience and what I've seen among my friends, this song sums up a pretty common feeling once you've dated a bit. As you mature, the list of things more important than women grows pretty quick though for a southern fellow, fishing probably doesn't take long to get on it. This is mainly about a guy who is obsessed with fishing, but his wife is totally fed up with his obsessive behavior. All he does ALL day is fish.
'Fish Weren't Bitin'
It was released in February as the third single from his second studio album Part II. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart that year, becoming the third number-one hit of Paisley's career. While still a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in the early s, Brad Paisley had been asked to participate in a student concert. Having primarily sung ballads at that point in his career, he decided to add a novelty song to his repertoire. Frank Rogers, a fellow student who would eventually become Paisley's record producer, agreed, suggesting that they should "write something that will make them laugh", and the two then began to write the song. Their collaboration resulted in "I'm Gonna Miss Her The Fishin' Song ", a moderate up-tempo, centralizing on a male character whose lover has threatened to leave him if he goes fishing instead of staying home with her. Having chosen to go fishing instead, the character then states that he will "miss her when he gets home".
Many of the best fishing songs in country music are about spending an afternoon out on the water, looking for dinner. Some are about getting away from family, while others are about spending time with family. There may not be a topic in country music as simple and complex as fishing. Each of the 10 songs on this Top Fishing Songs list prove that there is much more to it than just dropping a line in the water. While never released as a single, Craig Morgan 's love-on-the-lake song from is as sweet as it is fun. There's a nice little catch at the end of this track. Morgan is the perfect man to sing it.