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“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
“No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about that heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there.” —Eudora Welty
The book is somewhat difficult to read the first time, but that is what makes it so wonderful.
His writing style isn't very straightforward, and he uses a wide variety of narrators, but the story itself is great.
I feel like I need to write this for all the high school students out there who get assigned this book.
The characters are just so-so-uh stupid and the family so disconnected that it was hard for me to enjoy the story.Published 7 days ago by Breakfast Maker
This is one of those books that you keep hearing about. Yes, the one that you have always been meaning to read, the one that has been languishing on your to-read shelf (virtual or... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Comrade_Bazarov
I was born and raised in a remotely rural part of east-central Pennsylvania. At the time, we still used an outhouse, one of the most uncomfortable and generally disgusting... Read morePublished 20 days ago by not a natural
I love this book! It's great for the beach! Here's my favorite passage:
"He went out to where they were and the horse was and saw in the dappled sunlight the place by... Read more