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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.
requires a lot of effort to read. have to study text word by word, mostly by thoughts rather than by action. subject matter is brutal.I can't understand what he is talking about.lPublished 6 days ago by Margaret N. Ledig
This is a grim sometimes surreal story about a backwoods family in the deep south. They are trying to bury their wife and mother in Jefferson, a town far enough away to make it a... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Sharon Henning
A very hard book to follow. There are so many characters, and they are telling the story. Very depressing, but I couldn't put the book down. I feel I need to read it again.Published 20 days ago by Linda Chaney
This book had so many turns to the worst, it just got worse and worse and I'm scared for life!Published 21 days ago by Amy Dickey
Mr. Faulkner's work is considered a classic for good reason. It is a complex novel with messages at many levels. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Regina M. Joseph
Many people have said this is a hard book to read.
It is also hard to understand and it is hard to know why
it was written. Read more
This book is narrated by numerous characters - each from their own point of view - in a stream of consciousness style. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Barbara Saffer