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by William Faulkner
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-01-12)It is sometimes uncomfortable reading things from other eras - for example I´m a big fan of William Faulkner who was in many ways ahead of the curve on race for his day - if the average KKK member had been more into modernist avant-garde fiction than I imagine they were,...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 4 years ago
Η πολυφωνική κατασκευή του Faulkner τοποθετείται χρονικά κατά την περίοδο του εμφυλίου πολέμου και γεωγραφικά στον Αμερικάνικο Νότο. Παρότι η πλοκή φαινομενικά αφορά την άνοδο και πτώση του Thomas Sutpen, ουσιαστικά εξετάζεται η πορεία της οικογένειας του εν συνόλω, οι επιλογές των μελών της και ο τ...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
--Absalom, Absalom!ChronologyGenealogy
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
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...
Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it 7 years ago
"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...
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it 7 years ago
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.
globulon
globulon rated it 8 years ago
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...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it 8 years ago
Its incredibly tempting to start this review with one long run-on sentence, with plenty of punctuation, but no periods, and particularly not apostrophes when youre dealing with words like "dont," but I find refraining from apostrophes incredibly difficult and everything I've written just looks wrong...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it 9 years ago
The picture above was used on the first edition dust jacket published in 1936 by Random House. It is the image I had in my mind, while reading this book, of the plantation built by Thomas Sutpen called Sutpen's Hundred. The hundred stands for a 100 square miles, the geographic size of the plantatio...
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it 9 years ago
Maybe you cannot know when you first approach a novel to reread if it will live up to your recollection or sink like dead weight. Maybe it won’t do either—maybe it will just hover in that No Man’s Land between the title you added to your favorite list in 2010 and the one you plod through, ever so sl...
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