Book :: The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
By: William Faulkner
Pages: 326
Published: 1929
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
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

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

Always struggle with stream of consciousness books, but I'd certainly rate this higher over others of the same.

May 26th, 2017

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

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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