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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.
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 3 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
what a wonderful way to read Faulkner- brilliant in many ways, but the narrators made a difficult book to read a real pleasurePublished 24 days ago by leftydude57
The twist and turns kept me turning the pages. Each character lived in his or hers own world, almost void of the actions of those around them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Larry Green
Love words that paint a scene as if captured by perfect cinematography; brave fools knowing no bounds in self fulfilling prophecy.Published 1 month ago by Brian Murphy
I love first person narrators. If we were honest with ourselves, we'd realize that all stories are told subjectively, with an aim to manipulate out audience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Derek
Was a bit complicated to follow, but what did I expect.... It's Faulkner, right? Enjoyed the story very much.Published 1 month ago by Rolls