William Faulkner: Mosquitoes (4464 words)


Mosquitoes (New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927), published 30 April 1927, is the second of Faulkner’s nineteen novels. Like Pylon (1935) and If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem (originally published as The Wild Palms [1939]), Mosquitoes may be called a New Orleans novel, since the story takes place in and near that city, reflecting the impact Faulkner’s short stay among the New Orleans community of artists and writers during the first six months of 1925 had on his creative imagination.

While in Paris in late 1925, Faulkner started a novel titled “Mosquito” but left it unfinished to work on other projects, in particular two false starts at a novel about a young …

Citation: Meats, Stephen E.. "Mosquitoes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 July 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=3510, accessed 03 August 2020.]

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