Text Abbreviations

Abbreviations for Texts to be Cited in The Faulkner Journal

The editors here list the texts (with designated abbreviations) to which essays published in The Faulkner Journal will refer; we ask contributors to use these texts when submitting essays, in order to save time and effort after acceptance. We consider these texts the best now available, and will update the list regularly as newly edited texts appear. Since the original texts of These 13 and Doctor Martino are not generally available, the texts in Collected Stories are acceptable. For a useful, if now somewhat outdated, general discussion of textual problems in Faulkner, see James B. Meriwether, “The Books of William Faulkner: A Revised Guide for Students and Scholars,” Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 35, 1982, pp. 265-81. See also the “Notes on the Text” sections of the various Library of Amer. volumes of Faulkner novels and the introductions to the individual volumes of William Faulkner Manuscripts (44 vols. Garland, 1985).

For a definitive listing of text abbreviations, please refer to the latest issue of The Faulkner Journal.

  • AA - Absalom, Absalom! 1936. The Corrected Text. Random, 1987; Vintage International, 1990; William Faulkner: Novels 1936-1940. Lib. of Amer., 1990. pp. 1-315.
  • AILD - As I Lay Dying. 1930. The Corrected Text. Random, 1987; Vintage International, 1990; William Faulkner: Novels 1930-1935. Lib. of Amer., 1985. pp. 1-178.
  • BW - Big Woods. Random, 1955.
  • CS - Collected Stories of William Faulkner. Random, 1950; Vintage, 1977.
  • DRM - Doctor Martino and Other Stories. Smith, 1934.
  • ELM - Elmer. Seajay, 1984; Mississippi Quarterly vol. 36, no. 1, Winter 1983, pp. 337-460
  • EPP - Early Prose and Poetry. Edited by Carvel Collins, Little, 1962.
  • ESPL - Essays Speeches & Public Letters. Edited James B. Meriwether, Random, 1966.
  • FA - Father Abraham. Edited by James B. Meriwether, Random, 1984.
  • FAB - A Fable. 1954. William Faulkner: Novels 1942-1954. Lib. of Amer., 1994. pp. 665-1072.
  • FD - Flags in the Dust. Edited by Douglas Day, Random, 1973; William Faulkner: Novels 1926-1929. Lib. of Amer., 2006, pp. 541-875.
  • FU - Faulkner in the University. Edited by Frederick L. Gwynn and Joseph L. Blotner, U of Virginia P, 1959, 1995.
  • GB - A Green Bough. Smith, 1933; The Marble Faun and A Green Bough. Random, 1965.
  • GDM - Go Down, Moses and Other Stories. 1942. Vintage International, 1990; William Faulkner: Novels 1942-1954. Lib. of Amer., 1994. pp. 1-281.
  • H - The Hamlet. 1940. The Corrected Text. Vintage International, 1991; William Faulkner: Novels 1936-1940. Lib. of Amer., 1990. pp. 727-1075.
  • HEL - Helen: A Courtship (Ms facsimile). Tulane UP and Yoknapatawpha, 1981; typeset edition, Helen: A Courtship and Mississippi Poems. Tulane UP and Yoknapatawpha, 1981.
  • ID - Intruder in the Dust. 1948. Vintage International, 1991; William Faulkner: Novels 1942-1954. Lib. of Amer., 1994, pp. 283-470.
  • JER - If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem [The Wild Palms]. 1939. Vintage International, 1995; William Faulkner: Novels 1936-1940. Lib. of Amer., 1990, pp. 493-726.
  • KG - Knight’s Gambit. Random, 1949; Vintage, 1978.
  • LA - Light in August. 1932. The Corrected Text. Random, 1987; Vintage International, 1990; William Faulkner: Novels 1930-1935. Lib. of Amer., 1985, pp. 399-774.
  • LG - Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner 1926-1962. Edited James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate, Random, 1968; U of Nebraska P, 1980.
  • M - The Mansion. 1959. William Faulkner: Novels 1957-1962. Lib. of Amer., 1999, pp. 327-721.
  • MAR - Marionettes (Ms facsimile). Published by the UP of Virginia for the Bibliographical Society of the U of Virginia, 1977.
  • MAY - Mayday (Ms facsimile). U of Notre Dame P, 1977; typeset edition. Edited by Carvel Collins, U of Notre Dame P, 1980.
  • MF - The Marble Faun. Four Seas, 1924. See GB above.
  • MOS - Mosquitoes. Boni, 1927; Liveright, 1955; William Faulkner: Novels 1926-1929. Lib. of Amer., 2006, pp. 257-540.
  • MP - Mississippi Poems (Ts facsimile). Yoknapatawpha, 1979; typeset edition, see HEL above.
  • NH - Notes on a Horsethief. Levee, 1951.
  • NOS - New Orleans Sketches. Edited by Carvel Collins, Random, 1968.
  • P - Pylon, 1935. William Faulkner: Novels 1930-1935. Lib. of Amer., 1985, pp. 775-992.
  • R - The Reivers. 1962. William Faulkner: Novels 1957-1962. Lib. of Amer., 1999, pp. 723-971.
  • RN - Requiem for a Nun. 1951. William Faulkner: Novels 1942-1954. Lib. of Amer., 1994, pp. 471-664.
  • S - Sanctuary. 1931. The Corrected Text. Random, 1987; Vintage International, 1993; William Faulkner: Novels 1930-1935. Lib. of Amer., 1985, pp. 179-398.
  • SAR - Sartoris. Harcourt, 1929; Random, 1961.
  • SF - The Sound and the Fury. 1929. The Corrected Text. Random, 1987; Vintage International, 1990; Modern Lib., 1992 (includes "Appendix: Compson: 1699-1945"); William Faulkner: Novels 1926-1929. Lib. of Amer., 2006, pp. 877-1141.
  • SL - Selected Letters of William Faulkner. Edited by Joseph Blotner. Random, 1977; Vintage, 1978.
  • SO - Sanctuary: The Original Text. Edited by Noel Polk. New York: Random, 1981.
  • SP - Soldiers’ Pay. Boni, 1926; Liveright, 1970; William Faulkner: Novels 1926-1929. Lib. of Amer., 2006, pp. 1-256.
  • T - The Town. 1957. William Faulkner Novels: 1957-1962. Lib. of Amer., 1999, pp. 1-326.
  • T13 - These 13. Cape, 1931.
  • U - The Unvanquished. 1938. The Corrected Text. Vintage International, 1991; William Faulkner: Novels 1936-1940. Lib. of Amer., 1990, pp. 317-492.
  • US - Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner. Edited by Joseph Blotner, Random, 1979; Vintage, 1981.
  • VS - Vision in Spring. Edited by Judith L. Sensibar, U of Texas P, 1984.
  • WP - See JER above
  • WT - The Wishing Tree. Random, 1967.

Faulkner Journal • Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-5152 • Website Technical Support: cahweb@mail.ucf.edu