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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.
One of my favorite novels of all time. This is they type of novel that needs to be read twice to really appreciate its genius. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joshua Mozie
Oh, my what a story! I don't think I ever could have gotten through this book without listening to the audible version with all of the different narrators to help you understand... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kristi Richardson
Mom dies.Things go steadily downhill from there, each disaster more dire until it's so over the top it almost becomes dark humor. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jerry D. Rhoades
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Sharon Henning