A Fable (Vintage International) Kindle Edition
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As Faulkner is my favorite writer, and as I am, by nature, a completist, I read A Fable (a library copy that was easier to read than the pulp paperback) a few years back, despite the warnings that it was difficult - even impossible -to read, despite the cautions that slogging through it was not worth the effort...and I loved it.
Now that Vintage International has re-released it (along with most of Faulkner's other novels) in a beautiful new paperback edition, I decided to reread it, apprehensive that I might have overestimated the novel's strengths, having been 26 when I first read it - but I had not. If anything, I found the novel even more brilliant and illuminating on second reading.
This is not your typical Faulkner (as another reviewer pointed out) but it is far from "minor" Faulkner. This book is, at times, difficult, but what Faulkner isn't? - and who would even consider reading any Faulkner if they didn't want to be challenged? And, when compared to some of his other masterworks (The Sound and the Fury or Absalom, Absalom! for example) it is actually a quick, surprisingly easy read.
A Fable has much in common with the aforementioned Absalom, Absalom! in that it focuses more on the human condition and the various aspects of human nature than on character-driven narrative.Read more ›
"A Fable" is an allegorical novel about the conflicting impulses that exist within each one of us. The French corporal represents man's impulse towards unconditional love and brotherhood; or, to put it another way, he's the "champion of an esoteric realm of man's baseless hopes and his infinite capacity - no: passion - for unfact". Like Jesus, the corporal holds out the light of selfless love to humanity, but he's doomed to suffer the consequences. For within every man, too, lives the desire to get on in the world, an egotism which produces conflict, wars and armies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this because I expected it would be a great book, but I really didn't like it. It just didn't grab my attention.Published 3 months ago by Anna Faktorovich
Classic William Faulkner! I'm surprised that today's scholars see this book as one of Faulkner's lesser works. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daniel
Terrible. Not recommended, except as a cruel joke. Beautiful words, but what did they say? The only reason I finished this book is that I have a commitment to read all the Pulitzer... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dale Lund
a grand edition 2 my library,good 2 have a pulitzer prize winner..Published 18 months ago by Michael Jackson
As I read William Faulkner's A Fable I kept thinking to myself, "This should be a masterpiece, so why don't I feel like I'm reading one?" The basic story is simple. Read morePublished on March 27, 2014 by M. Buzalka
If Faulkner novels like As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury aren't your style, try this novel. Read morePublished on February 27, 2014 by Wine Me
“A Fable” William Faulkner, 1950
William Faulkner is an educated man; University of Mississippi and University of Virginia. Read more