The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury, first published in 1929, is perhaps William Faulkner’s greatest book. It was immediately praised for its innovative narrative technique, and comparisons were made with Joyce and Dostoyevsky, but it did not receive popular acclaim until the late forties, shortly before... show more
The Sound and the Fury, first published in 1929, is perhaps William Faulkner’s greatest book. It was immediately praised for its innovative narrative technique, and comparisons were made with Joyce and Dostoyevsky, but it did not receive popular acclaim until the late forties, shortly before Faulkner received the Nobel Prize for Literature. The novel reveals the story of the disintegration of the Compson family, doomed inhabitants of Faulkner’s mythical Yoknapatawpha County, through the interior monologues of the idiot Benjy and his brothers, Quentin and Jason. Featuring a new Foreword by Marilynne Robinson, this edition follows the text corrected in 1984 by Faulkner expert Noel Polk and corresponds as closely as possible to the author’s original intentions. Included also is the Appendix that Faulkner wrote for The Portable Faulkner in 1946, which he called the “key to the whole book.”
Publish date: September 5th 1992
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 368
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...