Poseur Alert

"Remember when everybody was reading "The Sound and the Fury" in their gingham dresses and wife-beaters? (Take that, Steinbeck, you hack screenwriter.) But now that Faulkner Ultra-Lite "The Help" fever has morphed into "Hunger Games" Young Adult zeal, now is as good a time as any to remind folks of what may be the greatest winning streak in literature. The six works represented—eight if you count "Snopes" as a trilogy—is quite simply an unassailable fortress of literary perfection, positively reeking with excellence, and shining like a beacon of human enlightenment into the icy cosmos. That one can rightfully proclaim this without a twinge of doubt raises the question: Why is Faulkner so underread?" – D.H., The Economist.