The Sound and the Fury
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The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
Literature
Jul 31, 2018
The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner’s fourth novel. In it, he bravely indulged the experimental impulse that, under the guidance of his editors, he had kept in check in his previously published work, creating one of the landmarks of modern—and modernist—fiction. The book comprises four sections, three set on the days of Easter weekend in 1928, and one (the second as ordered in the novel) set eighteen years earlier. Together, they brood on thirty years of sorrow in the life of the Compson family, aristocratic Southerners whose fortunes have fallen far and messily, and whose members cannot come to grips with their loss of financial stature, local prestige, moral compass, and meaningful relation to their land, their history, and each other.
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Nov 28, 2018
powerful
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Dec 2, 2018
Confusing at times but worth the effort. Dilsey's section easiest.
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I need to reread. Difficult but worthy, rather than fun from memory.
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