First published in 1931, this classic psychological melodrama has been viewed as more of a social document in his tragic legend of the South than mere story. From Popeye, a moonshining racketeer with no conscience and Temple Drake, beautiful, bored and vulnerable, to Harace Benbow, a lawyer of honor and decency wishing for more in his life, and Gowan Stevens, college stude...more
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Let me clarify this issue for anyone that doesn't know the actual facts surrounding the changes that Sanctuary undertook before it was published. I'm certain other people have done so already on this thread, but please humour me.
Here is a quote from Faulkner at the ba ...more
Anche con Santuario mi è successo di dovere ritornare sulle pagine, non per la prosa o l'intreccio - che si attengono ai c ...more
Set in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Sanctuary follows the story of Horace Benbow after he leaves his wife and step-daughter. He returns to his childhood hometown, and is q ...more
За моя изненада, това се оказа съвсем порядъчна книга с доста банална история, разбира се ...more
As far as Faulkner goes, this was only a moderately confusing book. There are a bunch of wild and crazy characters hanging out and drinking around a moonshiners place, and I was never quite sure who was who, who owned the place, who did what, or even how many there w ...more
shape up best when I can inhabit the characters and identify with what makes them tick and as of last week things were moving slowly.
The reason may be because unlike my first one, “Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed” where one of the subjects featured was the world of hip hop, which I was completely familiar with from my work as ...more
But he didn't write it to be good, he wrote it to be shocking and exciting, yet painful. So you go, Will F. Mission accomplished. While you're at it, pat me and tell me things are going to turn out OK for somebody in this story...no? OK, then ...more
-Many point out the book's bleakness but like the high tragedies F drew from it is not without comic relief. An episode of two townfolk unwittingly staying in a Memphis brothel stands out.
-Unfortunately the naming here is a little cute. Narcisa, the self-absorbed sister, Temple Drake ...more
first and foremost, faulkner is an amazing stylist. it feels like i slip off into an alternate universe each time i read him. faulkner doesn't tell stories; he creates climates. there's something earthy and visceral about his language, and it was interesting to see it applied to pulpier material than i'm used to (i've only read the sound and the fury and as i lay dying otherwise). a fairly thick plot is lurking beneath all of sanctuary's style, even if it's ...more
The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as earl ...more
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