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The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
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Jan 10, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: classics
Read in January, 1966

This most highly regarded of Faulkner's fiction is rough going, since one of the multiple narrators is not rational. It is typically Faulkner, with a range of characters, sordidly Southern plot. He is a master of narration, with the story unfolding by clues and hints, complemented by his intricate style, intricate because Faulkner's aim is to define the subtleties of experience. The book will engage you, but requires superior reading skills. Parents: read ALL Faulkner your teens read. His subject matter almost always contains sexual material, and his themes almost always challenge society's worst assumptions. Faulkner needs to be discussed and put into context by an insightful parent.

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