Knight's Gambit

Knight s Gambit Gavin Stevens the wise and forbearing student of crime and the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County Mississippi plays the major role in these six stories of violence In each Stevens sharp insights an

  • Title: Knight's Gambit
  • Author: William Faulkner
  • ISBN: 9780307792433
  • Page: 294
  • Format: ebook
  • Gavin Stevens, the wise and forbearing student of crime and the folk ways of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, plays the major role in these six stories of violence In each, Stevens sharp insights and ingenious detection uncover the underlying motives.

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    1. William Faulkner

      William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize winning American novelist and short story writer One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature Faulkner was influenced by the european modernism, and employed the Stream of consciousness in several of his novels.

    774 thoughts on “Knight's Gambit”

    1. The following are comments from V.K. Ratliff, friend of Gavin Stevens.Now, Lawyer doesn't see some things. But I let him find those things out for himself. If I was to tell him, it wouldn't have ever come to him in a way it would have made a difference. Lawyer don't know women, hasn't ever, won't ever. But I'd put him up against any man on recognizin' the difference tween good and evil. And if he can't make the law work he'll get justice if he has to do it outside a court room.Now Bill Faulkner [...]


    2. My edition of William Faulkner's Knight's Gambit is subtitled Six Mystery Stories. I cannot help but think that this is wrong: Faulkner just wasn't into the mystery genre. These aren't whodunits, but rather wry observations of the human condition by a middle aged attorney named Gavin Stevens who is playing the part of a kind of Jedi master to his eighteen year old nephew Charles Mallison. The last two Faulkner books I have read, this one and Intruder in the Dust, both concentrated on the charact [...]


    3. 2.5*Οι μικρές ιστορίες δεν ταιριάζουν καθόλου με την αφηγηματική τεχνική του Φώκνερ,γεγονός που φάνηκε ακόμα περισσότερο μετά τη νουβέλα που ειναι κλασικό κείμενο του Αμερικανού,με θυελλώδη ρυθμό κ εναλλαγή αφηγητων απο τελεία σε τελεία (κ ειναι το μισό βιβλιο). Δεν κρύβω ότ [...]


    4. I never would have read this if I hadn't got this for the minimum bid as an add-on to two other Ebay books from the same seller and from the same GDR Volk und Welt Spektrum series which appeals to my collector genes in an odd way although it doesn't have any monetary value. Ultimately, it wasn't to my taste as I'm neither into mystery stories (which on the surface these short stories are supposed to be) nor into the literature of the American South (which this and probably all other Faulkner boo [...]


    5. Faulkner’s layered writing and plot building, his expert dropping of clues and hints that make their reappearance with deft precision later make him an ideal mystery writer; so there was no hesitation picking this up when I saw it an a bookshop a few months ago. Those familiar with his style know that this is a double-edged sword, his dense prose and circuitous stream of consciousness requires multiple reads to fully understand. Patience comes before the prize though: it brings to mind what a [...]


    6. 'Yes,' the sheriff said. 'The Book itself says somewhere,Know thyself. Ain't there another book somewhere that says, Man, fear thyself, thine arrogance and vanity and pride? You ought to know; you claim to be a book man. Didn't you tell me that's what the luck-charm on your watch chain means? What book is that in?''It's in all of them,' Uncle Gavin said. 'The good ones, I mean. It's said in a lot of different ways, but it's there.'


    7. Great writing from a great writerif ya want to write well, read great writers. Actually the wise and erudite Gavin Stevens is a pretty cool character. Faulkner's use of viewpoint is fascinating.


    8. Book # 14 in the shelf experimentSPOILERSKnight's Gambit is a collection of six mystery stories by William Faulkner. Each story features the protagonist Gavin Stevens, a highly intelligent local Mississippi prosecutorOKEA judge is murdered and it's up to Gavin to decide what connection lies between his death and the impending inheritance of two local brothers.Faulker's writing is as good as it gets for a 20th century American writer but I can't help feel confused by the way Gavin Stevens unravel [...]


    9. It's hard. It's really hard to have to say that this reallly wasn't all that good. Faulkner is Faulkner. He should never have to have written something so immediately unmemorable. There's really nothing all that interesting about any of these six mystery stories. There may be some moments, yes, but overall these just don't live up to Faulkner. This really is genre writing. There's some Faulkner motifs, but they all lack his key signatures.I liked the point of view the story is told in, but that [...]


    10. Knight's Gambit bears out what some people have observed of Faulkner: his novellas and short fiction were probably his best form. Sure, the novels are extraordinary (if that doesn't damn him with faint praise), but if you just want to read around in Faulkner without heaving the big tome to bed for twenty minutes of reading before sleep, I recommend Gambit: six mystery tales, all featuring Gavin Stevens, D.A. of Yoknapatawpha County. His keen powers of observation will remind you of S. Holmes or [...]




    11. Siempre resulta una gran noticia para los amantes del género policiaco (muchas veces tan denostado) que una figura literaria de primer orden se atreva con una incursión en el género. En el caso que nos ocupa, se trata de William Faulkner, premio Nobel de Literatura en 1949 y uno de los padres de la novela moderna. Lo mejor de todo es que no abandona ni su estilo característico ni sus temáticas recurrentes. Sobre el estilo, quizá los que no están acostumbrados a la prosa serpenteante, de f [...]


    12. I find it difficult to give such a renowned author as Faulkner such a low rating. This is my first foray into his works and I found myself lost more than once. I think, however, that this may be a sign of my literary naivety rather than any fault on Faulkner's part.Though I found his prose to be convoluted at best, his descriptions are marvelous. I adored much of his detailing and meditations on the human condition. I'd like to give Faulkner another try, perhaps when I'm both older and wiser.


    13. A book with 6 short stories. It honestly didn’t hold my attention and I didn’t make it through the first story ‘Smoke’ before giving up.I give it 3 stars because it doesn’t interest me, but I’m confident that those who enjoy the mystery type genre would like this book.


    14. Faulkner's prowess in spinning a good mystery is on full display here, especially in the titular tale. A welcome addition to his other short story collections.


    15. Do you like detective stories? How about detective stories by a Nobel Prize winner? Knight's Gambit is an often overlooked member of Faulkner's oevre because it doesn't represent the Faulkner we're used to. You'll find none of Faulkner's signature stream-of-consciousness here. And that might be a good thing.On a whole the stories are more easily accessible and because of this, Knight's Gambit is a great, simple introduction to Faulkner's South and his major concerns. All of Faulkner's major them [...]


    16. short story collection of wildly varying quality. at its best its eerie southern gothic detective fiction and at its worst its just painfully dull prose narrated by someone with no regard to proper sentence structure. faulker is like the opposite of henry james - with james there are way too many commas and with faulkner there are not enough periods. excessive use of pronouns are irritating too - in the titular story (easily the weakest of the lot here) the main character (who happens to be the [...]


    17. Es una compilación de 6 cuentos por el autor William Faulkner.La manera de escribir de Faulkner, es un nuevo estilo que he descubierto. Es interesante; como si estuvieras tomando un café con él y te contará toda las historias que ha vivido junto con sus puntos de vista y tratando de comprender los puntos de vista de los demás personajes.Las historias que más me gustaron por su trama y esos giros inesperados que cambiaron toda la perspectiva del cuento fueron:-Humo.-Mañana.•¿Porqué 3 e [...]


    18. Collection of six “mystery stories” featuring Gavin Stevens. Faulkner rings changes on the themes of crime without hewing too closely to the standard formulae. The best stories in the collection do tend to be very “classic” (such as “An Error in Chemistry,” and “Smoke,”) but there’s a lot to be appreciated in the other stories—and Stevens himself does not really come together as a character until the concluding novella, “Knight’s Gambit” (which itself suffers from an ov [...]


    19. Nice collection of Faulkner short stories featuring Gavin Stevens. The best of all of the Stevens stories is the novel, Intruder in the Dust(not included here), but all of the ones here are quite fine. Length increases the tortured Faulknerisms but also the depth of the characterization and the impact beyond the puzzle aspect of the mystery, so the title story--the longest--is also the best, and the least mysterious. But none of them are bad, or without mystery. Or without tortured Faulknerisms. [...]


    20. Five short stories and one novella comprise this book. They are hit and miss: some excellent, some merely very good. Gavin Stevens is the main character in all of them; as I re-read Faulkner's books over the years I will have to pay more attention to Stevens. He is in almost all the books, and seems to represent Faulkner himself. In my mind, Faulkner is the Writer; like Aristotle is the Philosopher, and Paul is the Apostle. There will never be another 'Absalom, Absalom', or 'The Mansion', or 'Th [...]


    21. I decided to read this because my previous experiences with Faulkner had been unsatisfying and I wanted to give him another try. Also, because Knight's Gambit is short, so I wouldn't have to invest too much of my time.The first short story, "Smoke," I didn't like very well. I had to work too hard to figure out the story line. But as I read each successive story, I found myself more and more interested and involved. And "Knight's Gambit," a novella, was a masterpiece of storytelling. Now I need t [...]


    22. These short murder mysteries are bite-sized vitamins to fuel my raging literary crush on Gavin Stevens. Gavin is a dry student of human nature, Chick Mallison's (awesome)uncle and my favorite narrator in Faulkner's world except for V.K. Ratliff.He embodies one of Faulkner's favorite themes, alienation. A Harvard-educated lawyer shouldn't fit in with the rest of Jefferson, Mississippi. Stevens almost manages it, but the "almost" shows in every story.


    23. A witty, cunning, and mysterious collection of stories. Faulkner poses as a Doyle-like gent hiding in the swamps of the south, capturing the essence of small-town life and small-town secrets, only to unveil the antique relativity of murder. It is without doubt that Faulkner was influenced by not only the confidentiality of his neighbors, but the profound detail and realness one could only assimilate to Georges Simenon.


    24. What is not to like about a smart country lawyer named Gavin Stevens taking care of the folks in Yoknapatawpha County Mississippi? It is Faulkner though and I sometimes had to strain to follow who was addressing whom, but I enjoyed it and suppose I need to acquaint myself with the other appearances of Stevens, Esq. I'm not sure there could be quite any character like Stevens today as people are not quite so known by the locals in most areas, but that is part of the charm of times past.


    25. A collection of well written "detective-like" tales starring everyone's Faulknerian hero, Gavin Stevens. Mostly told in a straightforward manner apart from the final, longer tale Knight's Gambit. In this tale, Faulkner presents a rather weak detective story wrapped in his spiraling, dense language about a relationship that will be expanded upon in the Snopes trilogy: Gavin's love life (subtracting out Eula Varner and Linda Snopes). Nice read, but nothing other worldly.


    26. Of course, it's a shoddy piece of work. The title story is the best. It's also the longest. Nobody was ever blown away by this little collection, I'd bet. But if you really love Faulkner, you'll find a lot in here to delight you. I certainly did. And it's not nearly as reader-unfriendly as most of his stuff. As Faulkner goes, it's halfway breezy.


    27. Not very good considering what Faulkner is capable of. With the exception of the title story. This story brings avid readers Gavin's marriage to that Harriss woman. You know, the one mentioned in The Mansion. Linda won't, not that Gavin can. Can he must, and that Harriss woman is it.


    28. I read this the summer after graduating from high school, just because I had enjoyed reading "The Bear" so much during my senior year. I don't remember much about it, but I'm sure that it deserves at least three stars


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