The Sound and the Fury
“I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosop...more
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BENJY...narrator... lacks sense of time...merger of past and present merge...all the same...disorientation...1928...Easter... Mississippi...Compsons...aristocrat family...hard times... Benjy... mentally handicapped...33rd birthday...Luster...guardian... quarter lost... minstrel show...golf course... golf balls... memory cues... flashbacks... clothes... nail... sister... Caddy... CAAAAAADDDYY!.. 1902... flashback... argume...more
Jumping into The Sound and the Fury with no prior introduction is like driving through an impenetrable fog or into a blinding...more
On the other hand, it´s hard to deny that it´s a great book, if only from the standpoint of workmanship. The skill it took to create this piece, composed of so many seperate perspectives, confined to such a narrow and specific moments of time, makes me think of interlocking puzzles carved from...more
I don't know how this pile of crap ever got published, let alone became a classic! It's absolutely unreadable! Pure upchuck in print. (As always, just my opinion, so don't be offended if you like the book.)
“Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
I have read reviews and SparkNotes on the book, so I understand the premise and format. But what is the point of endless, vague, flowery dialogue without background? How do I learn about the fall of an important Southern family if it is just the fragmented sentences of various people who haven't even been introduced?
And then, as if you weren't confused enough, in the second section of The Sound and the Fury, the narration is taken over by Quentin, a quick-witted, but nearly no more reliable a narrator than before. He is the somewhat confused but chivalrous Harvard-educated brother, who clings to Southern ideals. He is so passionate about his fight t...more
I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools…Like Father said down the long and lonely light-rays you might see Jesus Christ walking, like. And the good St Francis t...more
The CCLaP 100: In which I read for the first time a hundred so-called "classics," then write reports on whether or not they deserve the label
Book #22: The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner (1929)
Through these narratives we learn of Mother and Father, both essentially powerless before the world...more
The Grapes of Wrath (10) versus The Sound and the Fury (23)
Through the ropes, into the ring, I could see them hitting. They were coming towards where I was and I went along the side. Then came Dilsey and I went along the side. “Don’t you gone on moanin’ like that! I says to missus Compson, I says. If that boy Benjy don’t fight in the celebritay death match revew to’no-ment and done win the belt for mista Faulkna’ I swear, I will beat that boy s...more
they will have terrible awakenings in this story
this family tragedy of an American household,
the fall of the Compsons during the era of the 1910-1930's.
This novel was published in a turbulent time when America was going through some changes in October 1929 the month and year of the Great Stock Market Crash.
William Faulkner uses an unconventional way to tell this tale of his that has some truth in that ther...more
This is the hardest book I...more
It’s demanding; it can be hard to read; it's one of which Barthes might suggest be read for “the pleasure of the text.” Approached in the right way, The Sound and the Fury lends itself to being read at its own pace. If allowed, where the stream-of-consciousness passages occur, the reader would be well-advised to slowdown, let the passages...more
I read it first in college. I was absolutely lost. Yeah, I understand the whole stream-of-consciousness stuff, I do -- but I read this going: "What the f@k?"
I was so freaked about taking the test on this book, that I went and got the Cliff notes on it. I read the Cliff notes and literally turned back to the cover to make sure I'd gotten the right notes. I mean, I read them, and ask...more
يبدو الأمر كأن الكاتب ترك حروفه كلعبة البازل وتصبح مهمة التركيب عليك
يبدأ الأمر بصعوبة ثم تتضح معالم الصورة شيئا فشيئا
هكذا كان لولا مقدمة الرواية التي توضحت فيها الأمور والتي لا أجزم أبدا
Mi è sempre piaciuto associare la lettura del momento ad un'opera figurativa o ad un brano musicale, per individuare corrispondenze espressive o analogie nell'impatto emozionale.
Naturalmente lo faccio da profana, seguendo criteri istintivi e del tutto personali, sia nella scelta dei parallelismi, sia nelle conclusioni che traggo.
Ritengo tuttavia che chiunque abbia letto L'urlo e il furore non possa che essere d'accordo nel rilevare una marcata analogia tra le tema...more
Desde hace unos días, todo me huele a madreselva. Faulkner no muerde. Faulkner te clava los dientes y te desgarra la carne, como un tiburón. Si huyes, el dolor será tan atroz que no podr...more
This is a mesmerizing display of authorship. Every one of the four parts is powerful in its own right. Benj...more
Surprised I hadn't reviewed this one yet.
Well, I've got a few things to say about it so why stand on ceremony?
First thing, is that I love Faulkner to bits and pieces any which way you choose it. I love the earthy stateliness of his prose- the three adjectives for every noun, the near-noir quality of his pessimism, the lyricism and the existential grit. It's my kind of writing, for sure- I like being given access to the character's heart and soul through the medium of prose.
This particular n...more
Mañana, y mañana, y mañana
se arrastra con paso mezquino día tras día
hasta la sílaba final del tiempo escrito,
y todos nuestros ayeres han alumbrado a los necios
hacia el polvo de la muerte. ¡Apágate, breve llama!
La vida es una sombra que camina, un pobre actor
que en escena se arrebata y contonea
y nunca más se le oye. Es un cuento
que cuenta un idiota, lleno de ruido y de furia,
que no significa nada.
(Macbeth - Acto 5, Escena 5 - William Shakespeare)
Sumergirse en la piel de los hermanos...more
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The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as earl...more