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The Sound and the Fury [Norton Critical Edition] (1929)

by William Faulkner

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Presents the original text and a critical examination of William Faulker's "The Sound and The Fury" with end notes designed to assist the reader with obscure language and allusions. Contains appendix with background information and historical context.
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Here's what I wrote after reading in 1989: "So MGA meets Faulkner's Compsons, a pathetic collection of demented, decaying individuals. Poor Benjy, lamenting for years the loss of his Caddy. Poor Quentin, growing up without her mother and with her Uncle Jason. Poor all of them. Was Faulkner correct in portaying these people as representative of decaying Southern families. Was it this extreme? Did it truly seem so to him?" ( )
  MGADMJK | Mar 31, 2022 |
An original, strange, excellent book. My favorite sentence in the novel: “’Cant anybody catch that fish,’ the first said. They leaned on the rail, looking down into the water, the three poles like three slanting threads of yellow fire in the sun” (120). ( )
  VicCavalli | Apr 5, 2020 |
Can't read this stuff. Sorry Mr. Faulkner. ( )
  clarkland | Oct 28, 2017 |
Beautiful scenery at times, but other than that, seemed to me like it missed its mark. ( )
  Jacobflaws | Jan 20, 2015 |
Once I got past the unusual narrative style, I got caught up in the story of the decline of the Southern Compson family. However, I'm glad I read the book as part of a English Lit class because it is a very difficult read if you don't have some guidance. In addition to class discussions, The Sound and the Fury reading guide created by the University of the Mississippi was very helpful. The guide provides useful hints to help you decipher the more complicated sections of the novel. ( )
  imjustmea | Jun 1, 2014 |
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Presents the original text and a critical examination of William Faulker's "The Sound and The Fury" with end notes designed to assist the reader with obscure language and allusions. Contains appendix with background information and historical context.

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