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Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom!
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“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Absalom,... show more
“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him.”
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732181 (0679732187)
ASIN: 679732187
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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Edward
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5.0 Absalom, Absalom!
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Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
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5.0 Absalom, Absalom!
I read As I Lay Dying years ago and hated it, but I resolved after several years to give Faulkner another try. Absalom, Absalom is one of the best books I've read in my life. It's not beautiful, and there's not much to love in the characters, but I can't argue with its magnificence. It's overwhe...
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Nicole~ rated it
"O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son." The title for this novel is taken from the Old Testament of the Bible. The story of King David and Absalom is about a son who rebels against his father and a brother who forcibly commits incest wi...
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Life is too crazy right now for me to dedicate time to Faulkner. Will definitely be returning to this one as I love Faulkner's writing.
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globulon rated it
I tried reading this a few years ago and didn't get very far. I found the style difficult to follow and I just couldn't "get into it". Recently I read "The Bear" another shorter piece by Faulkner that I remember my mom talking about with high praise. I had a better experience with that because mo...
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