The Sound and the Fury
“I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only... show more
“I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.” —from The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.
Publish date: October 1990
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
I am just realizing now that the Faulkner set I own (Oprah's Book Club Edition) is not chronologically arranged, so though I first read As I Lay Dying it evidently came out a year after The Sound and the Fury, which I just finished. Though I tend toward the more straightforward organization, I can...
This is the most challenging book I’ve read this year. I don’t know how far I would have gotten without Google. This book is amazing, but it’ll sure make you work to understand its amazingness. The Sound and the Fury is divided in to four chapters, each focusing on a different member of the Compso...
Introduction--The Sound and the Fury
U kući u kojoj nema sreće žive sećanja u kalupu od ljudi. Bendži svet vidi očima trogodišnjaka. Kroz njegov doživljaj okoline Fokner daje najtačniju predstavu emocionalne mreže u kući. Bendži oca i sestru poznaje po mirisu, na drveće i kišu, dok ostali članovi porodice iz njegovih usta izvlače on...
I wish I had enjoyed this book more. The characters are compelling and the imagery is wonderful. The prose, however interesting it may be, makes it difficult to follow. I found myself struggling to stay in tune with the characters thoughts, so much so that it detracted from my enjoyment. I will read...