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Absalom, Absalom!
Absalom Absalom
Author: William Faulkner
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ISBN-13: 9780679732181
ISBN-10: 0679732187
Publication Date: 1/30/1991
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I have been meaning to read a Faulkner novel since I took a literature course in college that included Faulkner over 40 years ago. Well, I finally finished this one and I have to say it was a challenge to read with the page-long sentences and its stream of consciousness style. But I'm glad I stuck with it. I know Faulkner is considered one of the greatest American novelists and I can see why. I can't imagine how he was able to write in the style he did for over 300 pages. The story was told from different points of view and was sometimes very convoluted - I found myself having to reread several sentences to get the full meaning of what was being said. The novel tells the story of the rise of a plantation owner in Mississippi and his downfall. It includes themes of race, slavery, incest, the Civil War, and the downfall of the South. Overall, a rewarding experience but not sure when or if I will try to tackle another Faulkner - maybe I'll try Moby Dick instead.
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Simply awesome. And more accessible than some of Faulkner's other books. Give it a try!
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Difficult reading at first-but well worth sticking with.
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An 1830's story of building a mansion in the Mississippi wilderness. A tragic story of a man who wanted sons and the sons who destroyed him.