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El ruido y la furia (The Sound and the Fury) (Spanish Edition) (original 1929; edition 2010)

by William Faulkner

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Title:El ruido y la furia (The Sound and the Fury) (Spanish Edition)
Authors:William Faulkner
Info:Alfaguara (2010), Paperback, 328 páginas
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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929)

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I have tried over and over on this one. I can't get there. Neither sound nor fury for me. ( )
  LauraCLM | May 7, 2015 |
I can appreciate the incredibly innovative approach (especially for the late 1920s) and certainly found much to discuss with my book group, but those things didn't add up to an enjoyment of the book for me. I guess it boils down to whether or not the reader likes piecing together clues without much aid from the author, fabricating a story out of all the shards and ashes. I ended up reading the Spark Notes about halfway through: understanding who the characters were and what was going on made for a much more enjoyable reading experience. ( )
  melopher | Apr 28, 2015 |
This is the novel I've wrestled with the most than any other novel. It took me about a month to read and comprehend what I could. I still feel that there's more to this story than what I read. It's like lightning striking a tree in a forest, halving it while creating both a burst of light and shadow among the surrounding trees. Compress that in a scrapbook, and you have "The Sound and the Fury".

The beginning alone is seemingly erratic, although strung together by a motif. If there's anything that will prevent the enjoyment of this novel, it would be the first chapter as it does follow the mind of a mentally challenged boy. The same could be said for the two subsequent chapters. Each have unique styles of thought; however, Faulkner will say that it's four tellings of the same story.

This novel requires a lot out of the reader--patience, for one. It's a story of three brothers dealing with the absence of their sister--not the loss, but the absence. A very odd form of tragicomedy with its winners stuck in the failure to see and accept anything beyond everything "in its ordered place."

If you lose your patience reading "Slaughterhouse Five", this novel may not be for you.

Five outta Five ( )
  Max-Tyrone | Jan 18, 2015 |
The absolute worst supposedly good book I've ever read. If he wanted to write something that no one could possibly follow and understand, he succeeded admirably. I truly hated this piece of crap. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 24, 2014 |
I actually really enjoyed this book and was able to read through Ben's narration with no problems. The key to that is to not think too hard about what's happening and to just go with the flow. Whenever the time and place suddenly changed, I just settled into the new story. I had a bit of fun with it. ( )
  Kayla-Marie | Sep 27, 2014 |
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Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.
Once a bitch, always a bitch, what I say.
Got it at the getting place.
'You're not a gentleman, Spoade said. 'No, I'm Canadian.' Shreve said.
"Dogs are dead." Caddy said. "And when Nancy fell in the ditch and Roskus shot her and the buzzards came and undressed her."
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The ostensible subject of The Sound and the Fury is the dissolution of the Compsons, one of those august old Mississippi families that fell on hard times and wild eccentricity after the Civil War. But in fact what William Faulkner is really after in his legendary novel is the kaleidoscope of consciousness--the overwrought mind caught in the act of thought. His rich, dark, scandal-ridden story of squandered fortune, incest (in thought if not in deed), madness, congenital brain damage, theft, illegitimacy, and stoic endurance is told in the interior voices of three Compson brothers: first Benjy, the "idiot" man-child who blurs together three decades of inchoate sensations as he stalks the fringes of the family's former pasture; next Quentin, torturing himself brilliantly, obsessively over Caddy's lost virginity and his own failure to recover the family's honor as he wanders around the seedy fringes of Boston; and finally Jason, heartless, shrewd, sneaking, nursing a perpetual sense of injury and outrage against his outrageous family.

If Benjy's section is the most daringly experimental, Jason's is the most harrowing. "Once a bitch always a bitch, what I say," he begins, lacing into Caddy's illegitimate daughter, and then proceeds to hurl mud at blacks, Jews, his sacred Compson ancestors, his glamorous, promiscuous sister, his doomed brother Quentin, his ailing mother, and the long-suffering black servant Dilsey who holds the family together by sheer force of character.

Notoriously "difficult," The Sound and the Fury is actually one of Faulkner's more accessible works once you get past the abrupt, unannounced time shifts--and certainly the most powerful emotionally. Everything is here: the complex equilibrium of pre-civil rights race relations; the conflict between Yankee capitalism and Southern agrarian values; a meditation on time, consciousness, and Western philosophy. And all of it is rendered in prose so gorgeous it can take your breath away. Here, for instance, Quentin recalls an autumnal encounter back home with the old black possum hunter Uncle Louis:

And we'd sit in the dry leaves that whispered a little with the slow respiration of our waiting and with the slow breathing of the earth and the windless October, the rank smell of the lantern fouling the brittle air, listening to the dogs and to the echo of Louis' voice dying away. He never raised it, yet on a still night we have heard it from our front porch. When he called the dogs in he sounded just like the horn he carried slung on his shoulder and never used, but clearer, mellower, as though his voice were a part of darkness and silence, coiling out of it, coiling into it again. WhoOoooo. WhoOoooo. WhoOooooooooooooooo.
What Faulkner has created is a modernist epic in which characters assume the stature of gods and the primal family events resonate like myths. It is The Sound and the Fury that secures his place in what Edmund Wilson called "the full-dressed post-Flaubert group of Conrad, Joyce, and Proust." --David Laskin

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Retells the tragic times of the Compson family, including beautiful, rebellious Caddy; manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their Black servant.

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