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Author: Frederick R. Karl,William Faulkner
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Title: Mosquitoes: A Novel
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Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: Liveright; Reprint edition (December 17, 1996)
Pages: 304

Mosquitoes: A Novel by Frederick R. Karl,William Faulkner



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Mosquitoes is a satiric novel by the American author William Faulkner. The book was first published in 1927 by the New York-based publishing house Boni & Liveright and is the author's second novel. Sources conflict regarding whether Faulkner wrote Mosquitoes during his time living in Paris, beginning in 1925 or in Pascagoula, Mississippi in the summer of 1926

We also see Faulkner the husband, lover, alcoholic, Hollywood scriptwriter and Nobel laureate

This screwball was William Faulkner in 1920, or rather, it was one side of William Faulkner in 1920, for Faulkner was never exactly who he appeared to be to any one person at any one time. He was always playing a role. Toward the end of their long and disastrous marriage, his wife Estelle decided that there were "two Bills. He is so definitely dual. All writers play roles, but Faulkner played a great variety of them. Some of the "roles" Faulkner played were thrust upon him; some he assumed. His first novel, "Soldier's Pay," was published in 1925, followed by "Mosquitos," "Sartoris," "The Sound and the Fury," "Sanctuary," "As I Lay Dying," and "Light in August. During this time Faulkner was also writing short stories for magazines in New York and screenplays for Howard Hawks in Hollywood.

About book: A largely overlooked was one of the easiest and most pleasant books by William Faulkner that I have ever read. It contains the typically unforgettable, . singular Faulknerian characters, is influenced heavily by Joyce's emphasis on sexual themes, and features some of the most devastatingly sardonic humour in it I have ever come across. In parts, it is also rather blatantly misogynistic.

Complete summary of Frederick R. Karl's William Faulkner: American Writer. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of William Faulkner: American Writer. Karl’s biography is more a psychological portrait of Faulkner as man and artist. Faulkner’s father, the declining member of a prosperous Mississippi family, was disappointed in his oldest son, a small, artistic mother’s boy. Faulkner tried to prove his manliness with a lifelong devotion to hunting and horses, while emulating his father’s drinking, but set himself apart by adding a u to the Falkner family name and by being a success. He was driven to succeed to meet the expectations of his devoted, protective mother.

William Faulkner: American Writer A Biography. Karl takes full measure of the man, at his peak and in his decline, and the book is a monument to the critical biographer's art. Photos. Karl describes the influences of other writers, such as James Joyce, on him, and in turn how Faulkner influenced a generation of Latin American "magic realism" writers.

With introduction by Frederick Karl. Additional Resources. A comprehensive list of characters. Selected Bibliography. Novels, 1926-1929: Soldiers’ Pay, Mosquitoes, Flags in the Dust, The Sound and the Fury. Padgett, John B. William Faulkner’s Novels. William Faulkner on the Web. 17 August 2006. edu/~egjbp/faulkner/lib novels.

Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives. Book by Karl, Frederick Robert). Book by Karl, Frederick Robert. George Eliot: Voice of a Century; A Biography GEORGE ELIOT: VOICE OF A CENTURY; A BIOGRAPHY By Karl, Frederick Robert ( Author )May-01-1990 Paperback. George Eliot Voice of a Century. William Faulkner: American Writer A Biography.

A delightful surprise, Faulkner wrote his second novel "for the sake of writing because it was fun."

Mosquitoes centers around a colorful assortment of passengers, out on a boating excursion from New Orleans. The rich and the aspiring, social butterflies and dissolute dilettantes are all easy game for Faulkner's barbed wit in this engaging high-spirited novel which offers a fascinating glimpse of Faulkner as a young artist."It approaches in the first half and reaches in the second half a brilliance that you can rightfully expect only in the writings of a few men. It is full of the fine kind of swift and lusty writing that comes from a healthy, fresh pen."--Lillian Hellman, New York Herald Tribune
Reviews: 7
fr0mTheSkY
Quite unlike many of Faulkner's later novels, _Mosquitoes_ is not nearly as densely written as those. In _Mosquitoes_ there were few if any run on sentences. It is a fairly easy book to read, but I found it far less interesting and fairly inconsequential compared to the other novels. I would call the novel a human interest, if not soap opera type of story. The passengers are brought together for a four day pleasure boat ride, on a yacht owned by the wealthy Mrs. Maurier, a patroness of the arts. On the yacht were writers, poets, and artists of all sorts. Based on the book's introduction and epilogue, Faulkner described about some of the male passengers based on writers that he personally knew. Some of the passengers were interested in meeting people of the opposite sex for romantic purposes. The conversations over heard in the novel were not particularly stimulating.

One of the patrons, Mr. Talliaferro, a lonely widower, had particular difficulty in relating to women. He came to believe that he was too much of a shy, retiring personality for women to be interested in him. Toward the end of the book he concludes that if only he could break out of his shell, and be forceful with women, they would fall into his lap.

Included on the guest list were Mrs. Maruier's niece
and nephew. Mr. Talliaferro develops an interest in Jenny, a friend of Mrs. Maurier's niece, but Jenny does not return the favor to Mr. Talliaferro. In fact the nephew steals a certain part of the yacht's engine he needed for an experiment he was working on. The result was that the yacht became stranded for several days. Jenny runs off with the boat's steward, which results in their getting temporarily lost.

_Mosquitoes_ does not delve deeply into the passenger's characters and personalities, but its occasional humor and mild adventures keep the story moving to some extent. I would suggest that one should read some of Mr. Faulkner's latter novels to get the taste of the Faulkner style of writing, which, while rather complex, are far more interestingly plotted.
Asher
One of Faulkner's funniest novels, often overlooked, full of irony including towards himself -or the author, who makes a Hitchcock -like appearance at one point only to be mockingly disparaged.His first quality novel, 1927, (the previous, and historically earliest one, actually considered of far greater import, though to my mind a quasi-romance novel) is already perfect. The humor, tragedy, breathtaking style and other recurring motifs, such as class distinctions in the South prominent, displayed in a cruel, tragic or grotesque fashion. Hence, for instance, the humiliation of the protagonist, Taliafero,forever playing hide-and-seek with himself and those around him, when a young New Orleans girl correctly pronounces his surname as 'TARVER'. Other characters are nameless, such as " The Poet", akin to set-types in medieval Morality plays; the Poet does not seem to produce any work, but looks gloomy on cue and speaks with the mandatory terseness and foreboding. The plot, as typically in Faukner, is overwelwelmed by the writing. The novelist was a poet, the art form he valued over all others and considered he had failed at. His generosity of spirit hence prevails.
Hunaya
I'm not too sure what those 400 pages were about. I THINK it was a boat ride down the river. I couldn't really tell because it rambled on and on about nothing. Someone was lost overboard, I think. A Mr. Tallifero wonders why he can't attract women. Beyond that, nothing. The epilogue is atrocious and unnecessarily long. Did I say this book was horrible yet?
Marirne
Quick shipping, a good book purchased after visiting New Orleans and shopping at Faulkner's home. A gift that was well liked.
Gtonydne
Good stuff...my husband loves it.
Whiteflame
They could not refuse, or ignore, the invitation from the middle-aged, dowdy matron of the arts. After all, her money provided endowments for many of these writers, poets, sculptors, and other assorted vain mediocrities. The ulterior
Motive was to introduce her hypersensitive niece and her border-line eccentric nephew to this hokum of hoi polloi, who spoke in worthless nonsensical language most of the time to create a mystic, and elevate the worth of their product-- themselves. They wandered about, drink in fist, drinking heavily, bantering to avoid serious conversations. Their eyes and thoughts followed the meandering paths of the two younger women. Lust was written on their faces and danced a jig in their eyes.
The quirky niece decides to leave the boat with the handsome, persuasive steward. It was a lark, a spur of the moment thing, that became an endurance ordeal as they slogged through swampy swordgrass and reeds, alert for water moccasins and gators in the lowlands while fighting off blood thirsty mosquitoes. It took longer, and was a lot farther, than they had believed. With her hair looking like a fright wig, wading barefooted in the swamp, she abated her tears, all spunk momentarily lost, distracted by every imagined danger.
They laughed, giggled, then fell into a mind-boggling realization that they were lost, and might well become, flavor tidbits of gator bait.
This is a high-spirited romp that reveals another humorous side of the very gifted, and prolific author, William Faulkner.