The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury is made up of undifferentiated streams of consciousness that ultimately turn out to be the inner voices of a family's siblings. Its construction is so masterful that the last sentence refers the reader back to the first one, as any perfect work of art might do.Sound has the... show more
The Sound and the Fury is made up of undifferentiated streams of consciousness that ultimately turn out to be the inner voices of a family's siblings. Its construction is so masterful that the last sentence refers the reader back to the first one, as any perfect work of art might do.Sound has the earmarks of a modern psychological study, although the book was published in 1929. It is a dramatic and harrowing tale of the Compson family's pathologyprimarily in the form of incest and incestuous thoughts.
Publish date: 28-01-1991
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Edition language: English
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Southern Gothic
I hate giving this two stars--because Faulkner is brilliant, and I truly believe that this novel is an example of that. The problem? The Sound and the Fury is one of those great novels that is so complicated and shrewd that... I don't fully understand it. This definitely demands a reread. The narrat...
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I knew that I didn't like Faulkner when we read Absalom, Absalom at UVic, so I should have known that I wouldn't like this one. I gave it an honest effort, but just couldn't do it.
It was a pleasure to read, great story with great expressions, it'll keep you wondering what's next.It was defenitely a good book :)
How can you like a book when you hate almost all of the characters? I started off liking some of them, or didn't fully realize I hated them until I read third section which is told from the perspective of Jason, likely the biggest loser I have ever encountered in real or literary life. He's a self-p...
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