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დაუმარცხებლები

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უილიამ ფოლკნერის შემოქმედებაში ეს ერთ-ერთი შედარებით იოლად საკითხავი რომანი ამერიკის სამოქალაქო ომის დროინ­დელ სამხრეთში მომხდარ უცნაურ ამბებს მოგვითხრობს იმ გაუტეხავ ადამიანთა შესა­ხებ, ვისაც შეიძლება დანებება კი აიძულო, მაგრამ დამარცხებით მაინც ვერასოდეს დაამარცხებ.

საერთო პერსონაჟებითა და სიუჟეტური ხაზით გამთლიანებული შვიდი მოთხრობის გმირთა უმეტესობის პროტოტიპებად მწერ­­
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William2
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, us, 20-ce
Ringo is black and Bayard is white in this novel set during the American Civil War (1861-65). We meet the friends when they are both 12. They are busy recreating the Battle of Vicksburg with a heap of wood chips behind the smokehouse of the Sartoris manse. This is near Jefferson, Mississippi, part of Faulkner’s fictional Yoknapatawpha County.

The boys view each other as friends. Though they know they were born into a system of master and slave, they have absolutely nothing between themselves oth
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Diane Barnes
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Ringo said, "And don't yawl worry about Granny. She cide what she want and then she kneel down about ten seconds and tell God what she aim to do and then she git up and do hit. And them that don't like it can git outer the way or git trompled."

There you have two of my favorite characters in Faulkner: Granny, brave, indomitable, pious, stubborn, a strong southern woman to the core. And Ringo, smarter than his master, conniving, loyal, always thinking, always there with what was needed. This tale
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Connie G
The Unvanquished is a coming-of-age novel set during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Six of the seven stories were individually published in the Saturday Evening Post and Scribners before Faulkner finished it as a novel. The book is narrated by Bayard Sartoris as he looks back on his life on a Mississippi plantation from age 12 to 24.

The young Bayard thinks of war as a great adventure, and he has a "hero worshiping" attitude toward his father, Colonel John Sartoris, who leads a Confed
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Mmars
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even if I struggled with streams of thought or with following the action or with unfamiliarity of Faulkner’s style, there was the ending. Oh, the ending. How important it is to a book and how seldom it can redeem the faults one has had with the book up to that point. But here we follow a boy of twelve from childhood to manhood, true manhood. Until the end we do not know what truly lies in his heart.

This book begs to be read again to gather those clues of Bayard’s coming into his own. To see him
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Lawyer
Dec 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The Unvanquished: Faulkner's Civil War

The Unvanquished was chosen as a group read by . Special thanks to Co-Moderator Co-Moderator Diane Barnes, "Miss Scarlette," for nominating this novel. "The Trail" continues to explore the works of William Faulkner. It is my hope that we will one day complete all of them.


He was besotted with history, his own and those of people around him. He lived within this history, and the history became him.--Robert Penn Warren, speaking of William Faulknerto Ja
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Jim
I first read The Unvanquished half a century ago, because I had been told that it was the best Faulkner novel to start with. (Actually, it's not a novel at all, but a linked series of short stories with the same characters.) Seeing the Civil War through the eyes of Bayard Sartoris, son of a Southern war hero, and Ringo (short for Marengo), a former family slave who is Bayard's age, was nothing short of brilliant. I loved the book even more the second time around, and I definitely understood it m ...more
Lorna
The Unvanquished is a book consisting of seven episodes with the first six episodes published as essays and short stories in The Saturday Evening Post from 1934 through 1936 while he was working on Absalom, Absalom! After its publication, William Faulkner then proposed to Random House that these stories be made into a book about the Civil War. Faulkner subsequently wrote the final chapter "An Odor of Verbena" to complete the series that covered the final years of the Civil War and into the Recon ...more
Hana
A boy, twelve years old, is growing up the middle of the Civil War--the American one, though in many ways it could be any civil war. Bayard and his best friend Ringo make maps of the battle fields in the rich soil and play soldier on the family plantation. War is an adventure, a Romantic dream of valor and anything other than glorious victory seems impossible.

Bayard’s awakening is at first a thing happening at the animal level, a consciousness that is ancient—the way a dog detects something new
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Sue
Having read Flags in the Dust last year made this a special read along with the OTSLT group now. To see the very early years of Bayard Sartoris with his father and Grandmother, the skirmishes with Yankee troops, as well as Granny's clever hoodwinking of same to support those dependent on her during those very hard times has been exciting. Faulkner's vision of these people and their land is so consistent as to be amazing. To see the forebears of the Snopes and others adds to enjoyment of other bo ...more
Lee Thompson
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and strangely dark novel from Faulkner. I like when he allowed himself do some deadpan comedy.
Camie
May 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a group of stories told by Bayard Sartoris a 14-15 year old boy in Mississippi about his family's plight during the Civil war. An interesting cast of characters; his Father Colonel John Sartoris, Granny Rosa , who steals and resells mules to the Calvary , his cousin Drusilla, who rides in disguise with the soldiers, and his best friend , the recently freed slave Ringo ( who has the books best lines ) That these chapters were submitted by Faulkner to the Saturday Evening Post as serial re ...more
Kirk Smith
Easily my favorite Faulkner! There are many more to be read, so I have much learn. This may have been his novel for novices and easy to follow. The violent death of Grumby was "(he didn't scream, he never made a sound) and the pistol both at the same time was level and steady as a rock." I don't know if that sounds like revenge and the death of a scoundrel to you, but I had to go back and search for the violence just to be sure a death transpired. Subtle violence with little or no blood! Compar ...more
Matt

All the stories are good, mostly previously published in The Saturday Evening Post in the late thirties when he was "stirring the pot" making some quick cash while he worked on Absalom.

Each of the intertwined tales concerns two boys, one white and one black, growing up after the trauma of the Civil War. Colonel Sartoris, the fading patriarch, presides over the desiccated landscape and the ruins of Southern gentility. They work well together, complementing each other and keeping the narrative
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twrctdrv
A Faulkner sentence stretches on and on indefinitely, connected by seemingly purposelessly by numerous ands and semicolons, as if it were attempting to contain everything it possibly could from the scene it describes, both past and future, to the point where almost no action occurs, even when two major characters face each other in an office of law, two pistols drawn; the guns are not shot within the sentence, but rather described as not shot then later remembered to have been shot.

In addition,
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J.M. Hushour
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If ever there was a novel that could tidily serve as the alien's guide to America right now, this would serve nicely. It's also one of those books that corners you and forces you into liking and loathing most of its characters all at once.
Originally a collection of mildly interlocking short stories about the teenage son of a rogue Confederate officer, Faulkner threw these together into one of his best, most accessible stories. There is so much ambiguity here, moral, political and otherwise that,
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Jeanette
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So intrinsic to a time, place, core feeling that my words can't do it justice. Thinking of Granny for awhile before my meager descriptive reaction.

Later.

This work is perfection. The mix of dialect and formal word beauty phenomenal. There is not a nuance unvisited, nor a gut clench obscured.

These, IMHO, are the best bloomed characters in all his masterful and effusive publishing. The boys, John, Granny, Drusila and every character in every full flower of their identity and force. There are at lea
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Steve
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone, Faulkner fans
Shelves: fiction, favorites
This is a great one. I thought I had read this book years back, but I must have only read a few stories in the collection. The Unvanquished is a collection of closely connected short stories that focus on the Sartoris family during and immediately following the Civil War. But calling this "a collection" is a bit misleading. You should not approach this book without first reading it from beginning to end. I don't know what Faulkner was thinking when he wrote these stories without later providing ...more
Alan
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-lit
The sequel to Sartoris, published a decade later. Great account of Southern women in the rebel army and at home stealing horses from the Yankees. Or maybe it's mules: Faulkner also has a fine short story or novella about horse-traders, Spotted Horses.
Read this half a century ago, so I shall avoid spoilers by having forgotten most of it. Doesn't seem to be on my shelf anymore, either. Time seems to eat books, which are his* enemy and contradiction.

*Father T
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Samir Rawas Sarayji
Faulkner at his most accessible. A collection of 7 inter-related stories about the Satoris family in The South during the Civil War. Slavery, racism, Yankees and all. The stories started out strong and exciting but gradually dwindled as the book progressed and finally picked up towards the end. I enjoyed the adventure and seeing how Bayard Satoris and slave friend Ringo grew up to be very different men. Yet the commonness and reality of the south are never lost on them. That aspect I consider wo ...more
Morgan
Kind of a good book if you want a chill afternoon in the summer. I found this a quick read, but I didn't have much to do today. This book is set in the Civil War and is about the Sartoris in his famous Yoknapatawpha County. Although, this isn't my favorite Faulkner book, I liked the characters like Granny. I liked having read a few Faulkner books now I can see he reuses names from other books. I like how most of his books connect with other books he wrote. ...more
Chuck
Sep 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still making my mind up about this one; in many ways, I like this novel as much if not more than I liked much of the Faulkner that I've read. It's unified in that there was only one point of view character, Bayard Sartoris, as opposed to the multiple narrators (sometimes as many as fifteen) that are common in Faulkner's works. It also has a compact period of time, about ten years in Bayard's life, from the early 1860s to the 1870s, from when he was a young boy in the Civil War until he is a law ...more
Billy O'Callaghan
It's been a few years since I read Faulkner, but I picked this one up last week and it was just a complete joy. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it.
This, basically, is the story of the coming-of-age of Bayard Sartoris, over a period of about a decade, from the age of eleven or twelve through into manhood. Told in seven chapters, each written originally as a short story and all but the final part published in magazines prior to being reworked into a novel form, it stands as a depict
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Cateline
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Unvanquished by William Faulkner

This novel ties in with the rest of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County stories. This one follows the Sartoris family through the American Civil War, and part of Reconstruction. The action is seen through the youngest son, Bayard, who is about 15 years old in the beginning and through a good segment of the action.

Faulkner created both larger than life characters and the everyday, mundane details that make a story great. His lyrical and musical style flows with di
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Mrs. Ward
Feb 20, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Just shoot me! I get it, I get it. William Faulkner is "one of the greats" a "lead in the canon of American History." However, I cannot bring myself to appreciate his work. The only reason I made it all the way through the book was because I was forced to read it for a literature course several years ago. I didn't see the "art" in it. I just felt tortured. ...more
P
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
... the immitigable chasm between all life and all print - that those who can, do, those who cannot and suffer enough because they can't, write about it.

A comparatively minor Faulkner for its short story format, but I'm a sucker for bildungsromane and Southern psychology.
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Al Gellene
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I feel terribly ambiguous about Faulkner. I am in thrall with the writing. It flows and eddies in a mesmerizing way. His characters are like forces of nature, impelled by who and what they are to unavoidable conflict and, for many of them, doom. That the narrative sometimes borders on impenetrable, not so much in The Unvanquished, as much as in Absalom, Absalom and his many of his other novels, forces the reader to fixate on the prose, delve deeply into the dark and unfathom ...more
Paul Clayton
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I finally finished The Unvanquished a week or so ago. Been so busy with my own writing and publishing, actually, mostly publishing, cause that’s what I am now, for all intents and purposes, ‘self-published.’ So, even a little one hundred and ninety page novel took me weeks. (Oh, did I say I have a job and a commute?) Anyway, The Unvanquished — I really enjoyed it! I’m lovin’ my current regimen of interspersing my readings of modern novels, literary and genre, with works from the literary canon.
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Printable Tire
Like a lot of people, the only Faulkner I've read was the Sound and the Fury in college, and though I have to grudgingly admit it was pretty good, like a lot of people I thought it was stupidly hard to read. So with a little trepidation I read The Unvanquished, which is a lot easier to read, though still I think it's no sign of literary merit when a reader can't figure out easily how characters are related to one another or what certain pronouns are referring to for long stretches of time.

The Un
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Charlaralotte
Apparently I had to read this book for a college course on Southern Women Writers. I had no recollection of it, or of why we had to read Faulkner's version of Southern womanhood. Probably because I read it in 2 hours at Lamont Library during a forced reading frenzy & retained zippo.

Anyhow, WOW! I wish I could give this book to everyone who thinks "Gone with the Wind" is the best thing besides Botox.
As an examination of what life was really like in the South during and after the Civil War, you c
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Christy
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After giving up on "Absalom! Absalom!", I turned to this in the set of four Faulkner novels that I had checked out from the library. I've been a fan of Faulkner's since high school when I did a thesis on "The Sound and the Fury"...I respect his technical superiority immensely, but at this point in my life slogging through A!A! was simply not working out.

"The Unvanquished" is really a whole other kettle of fish. It's a classic example of Southern Gothic writing and I think it should be read in co
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William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.

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