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The Wild Palms by William Faulkner
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Mar 22, 11

Read from March 19 to 22, 2011

By no means my favorite Faulkner book, but still pretty amazing. I did seem to get lost more in the stream of consciousness than I have in other Faulkner novels. I need to ruminate on this novel for a while. The interlacing of the two unrelated narratives was both unique and sometimes bothersome. Bothersome only because it's unclear what the purpose is. Obviously both are about relationships, incarceration, and the true meaning of freedom, but how much does one story influence the reading or understanding of the other? I'm really not sure.

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William Faulkner
“If Jesus returned today we would have to crucify him quick in our own defense, to justify and preserve the civilization we have worked and suffered and died shrieking and cursing in rage and impotence and terror for two thousand years to create and perfect in mans own image; if Venus returned she would be a soiled man in a subway lavatory with a palm full of French post-cards--”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms

Reading Progress

03/19/2011 page 95
31.0% "Love Faulkner!!!"

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