Book Reviews of The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
Author: William Faulkner
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ISBN-13: 9780679732242
ISBN-10: 0679732241
Publication Date: 1/30/1991
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 175 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
The ostensible subject of The Sound and the Fury is the dissolution of the Compsons, one of those august old Mississippi families that fell on hard times and wild eccentricity after the Civil War. But in fact what William Faulkner is really after in his legendary novel is the kaleidoscope of consciousness--the overwrought mind caught in the act of thought. His rich, dark, scandal-ridden story of squandered fortune, incest (in thought if not in deed), madness, congenital brain damage, theft, illegitimacy, and stoic endurance is told in the interior voices of three Compson brothers: first Benjy, the "idiot" man-child who blurs together three decades of inchoate sensations as he stalks the fringes of the family's former pasture; next Quentin, torturing himself brilliantly, obsessively over Caddy's lost virginity and his own failure to recover the family's honor as he wanders around the seedy fringes of Boston; and finally Jason, heartless, shrewd, sneaking, nursing a perpetual sense of injury and outrage against his outrageous family.

Faulkner's books read like poetry and this one is no exception!
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Faulkner's writings are very concise at times and at other times he can lose you into the plot of his story. He definitely shows a lot of symbolism in his writing.I think Faulkner is one of the finest Southerner writers of his time in expressing the way of Southern culture and ethics. I rate this book at about a 3.8.
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From the backcover: "For all of 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 the greatness of our classics - Ralph Ellison"
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A Faulkner classic.
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A classic
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A classic.
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The back corner is dog-eared but otherwise, great condition.