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“For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity, [Faulkner’s works] are without equal in our time and country.” —Robert Penn Warren
“He is the greatest artist the South has produced. . . . Indeed, through his many novels and short stories, Faulkner fights out the moral problem which was repressed after the nineteenth century [yet] for all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for greatness of our classics.” —Ralph Ellison
The story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him."
From the Trade Paperback edition.
A great book that absorbs the reader into a world of sadness that results from the variety of human emotionsPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The master of words and the stream of consciousness that earmark his writing, Faulkner draws his reader into realms of coming of age. Read morePublished 16 days ago by brazil nut
I am hesitant to add my thoughts to the great number of very good reviews on this work.I would though like add my voice to those who say that this work is worth the effort--and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Prolix prognosticator
I felt disgusted after reading this tripe.
I thought that this man had talent.
I loaned it to someone else, they couldn't grasp it either. Read more
I have read so many books and for some reason never Faulkner. I needed to for a class and I am glad I did however, it is a love hate relationship. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beloved
This is a challenging but outstanding book. It is challenging in that Faulkner’s writing style reflects speech and thought patterns, flowing and sometimes appearing to be... Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Collins
Very well written. I have read several Faulkner novels and look forward to reading the remaining novels.Published 3 months ago by David Powell
Absalom, Absalom is not an easy read, however the twists and turns keep the reader moving toward its wrenching conclusion. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angela Rice