Publish date: June 2nd 2005
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Southern Gothic
(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,...
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...
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...
"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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