|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1949)|
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Arguably one of the greatest novels written in modern times, William Faulkner’ s masterpiece The Sound and the Fury is the story of the Compsons, a traditional upper-class family in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, who are on the brink of personal and financial ruin. Narrated in stream of consciousness, The Sound and the Fury introduces such memorable characters as the autistic Benjy,...
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ugh. I liked this better than Absalom, Absalom....and in fact, I went on to read all of Faulkner's novels one summer between 1st and 2nd year of college. I'm glad I read Faulkner; I do not like Faulkner.
Jan 4th, 2018
Always struggle with stream of consciousness books, but I'd certainly rate this higher over others of the same.
May 26th, 2017
It's very difficult to empathize and to share what the characters live.
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Best book of all time; beautifully written.
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6th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library
10th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe
34th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde
5th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek
30th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books