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  • Title: The Sound and the Fury
  • Author: William Faulkner
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  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the corrected edition scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk, whose textual note precedes the text David Minter s annotations are designed to assist the reader with obscure words and allusions Backgrounds begins with the appendix Faulkner wrote in 1945 and sometimes referred to as another telling of The Sound and the FuryThe text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the corrected edition scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk, whose textual note precedes the text David Minter s annotations are designed to assist the reader with obscure words and allusions Backgrounds begins with the appendix Faulkner wrote in 1945 and sometimes referred to as another telling of The Sound and the Fury and includes a selection of Faulkner s letters, excerpts from two Faulkner interviews, a memoir by Faulkner s friend Ben Wasson, and both versions of Faulkner s 1933 introduction to the novel Cultural and Historical Contexts presents four different perspectives, two of them new to the second edition, on the place of the American South in history Taken together, these works by C Vann Woodward, Richard H King, Carolyn Porter, and Robert Penn Warren provide the reader with valuable contexts for understanding the novel Criticism includes seventeen essays on The Sound and the Fury that collectively trace changes in the way we have viewed this novel over the last four decades The critics are Jean Paul Sartre, Irving Howe, Ralph Ellison, Olga W Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Michael Millgate, John T Irwin, Myra Jehlen, Donald M Kartiganer, David Minter, Warwick Wadlington, John T Matthews, Thadious M Davis, Wesley Morris and Barbara Alverson Morris, Minrose C Gwin, Andr Bleikasten, and Philip M Weinstein A revised Selected Bibliography also is included.
    The Sound and the Fury The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the corrected edition scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk whose textual note precedes the text David Minter s annotations are designed to assist the

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    1. A review paying homage to BENJY COMPSON S uniquely disorienting narration BENJYrrator lacks sense of timerger of past and present mergel the samedisorientation1928Easter MississippiCompsonscrat familyhard times Benjy mentally handicapped33rd birthdayLusterardian quarter lost minstrel showgolf course golf balls memory cues flashbacks clothes nail sister Caddy CAAAAAADDDYY 1902 flashback argument pause reading, WTF is going on here affair neighbor Christmas Party Mrs Compson moan annoy stop readin [...]

    2. Whew This is a devastating book Probably one of the most depressing stories I ve read Incest, castration, suicide, racism, misogyny this one has it all Even at the beginning, when it is possible to make out only pieces of the events, a nauseating sense of dread permeates Benji s narrative per Faulkner s pungent writing style And this feeling never really dissipates Jumping into The Sound and the Fury with no prior introduction is like driving through an impenetrable fog or into a blinding glare [...]

    3. The first time I attempted this book, I made my way through a mere three pages before deciding it would be a waste To date, it is the only book that I had the good sense to leave until later, as my usual response is to barrel through the pages come hell or high water Perhaps it was a good thing that I had just finished slogging my way through a monstrous tome that left my brain incapable of facing down the beginning of Benjy s prose I don t remember the title of whatever book left me in that sta [...]

    4. Reading some books is like clambering through a barbed wire fence at the bottom of a swamp with your oxygen tank about to run out and this is one of those When you re done with it you look round expecting someone to notice and rush up with the medal and citation you completely deserve for services to literature You finished it Yeahhh But no one does and if you try to explain to your family Hey wow I finished The Sound and the Fury, man was that difficult, wow, my brain is like permanently rearra [...]

    5. This is one of those books that makes a gigantic claim As if it s either genius or it s Emperor s New Clothes It won t settle for anything in between On every page I felt Faulkner was straining at the bit to prove to me he s a genius The title has always put me off reading this The Sound and the Fury It s melodramatic, humourless, a bit pompous It sounds like one of those American war films of the fifties starring John Wayne But what is it with southern writers that they only seem able to write [...]

    6. William Faulkner s unforgettable 1929 novel of a rotting family in the rotting house It s a somber tale of the tragically dysfunctional Compson family, but told with insight and remarkable talent, if not readily accessible Mostly set in the year 1928, and in the US south in the days of segregation and prejudice the N word makes a frequent appearance , The Sound and the Fury has four sections plus an appendix three of the sections are narrated by the three Compson brothers, Benjy, Quentin and Jas [...]

    7. The first thing that comes to mind in regard to The Sound and the Fury is Eliot s a heap of broken images Deciphering TSTF is like reassembling a shattered mirror difficult, and likely to end in pain.On the other hand, it s hard to deny that it s a great book, if only from the standpoint of workmanship The skill it took to create this piece, composed of so many seperate perspectives, confined to such a narrow and specific moments of time, makes me think of interlocking puzzles carved from a sing [...]

    8. 671 The Sound And The Fury, William FaulknerCharacters The Compsons, Dilsey Gibson, Quentin Compson III, Jason Compson IV, Caroline Bascomb Compson, Candace Caddy Compson, Benjamin Benjy Compson, Miss Quentin Compson 1978 1353 422 1383 414 1387 9789643512304 1392 1394 534 9786001216398 1369 317 1376 9644480627 1381 430 1386 1388 1390 1392 9789644480621 1395 412 9786005205954 1395 658 9786004042512 .

    9. Life s but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,And then is heard no It is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.

    10. This Monster of a Book is equally profound puzzling Somewhere between naked consciousness and brutal incomprehension, the novel is nothing if not cerebral The events occurring one Easter weekend at the end of the roaring 20 s are sliced off at emotional markjers and then mixed in with events from the sad, sad past Beginning the labyrinth with Benjy s POV is like the set of rules proposed by the mad Faulkner He than asks, he DEMANDS one put everything away to partake in the Southern Gothic, the [...]

    11. Ma ana, y ma ana, y ma ana se arrastra con paso mezquino d a tras d a hasta la s laba final del tiempo escrito, y todos nuestros ayeres han alumbrado a los necios hacia el polvo de la muerte Ap gate, breve llama La vida es una sombra que camina, un pobre actor que en escena se arrebata y contonea y nunca m s se le oye Es un cuento que cuenta un idiota, lleno de ruido y de furia, que no significa nada Macbeth Acto 5, Escena 5 William Shakespeare Sumergirse en la piel de los hermanos Compson, en e [...]

    12. Somehow I earned a degree in English Lit w o ever reading Faulkner This was the first book I ve read of his and I can t say enough about it This book haunts you Here s the thing You know that feeling you get when you hear a song or see a face that sparks some vague memory The memory may have been a dream, or may have been something you saw in a movie It might well have been something that never actually happened to you, but was some fantasy you had years ago Maybe there s even a physical reactio [...]

    13. Okay, here I go with another one of my dissenting viewpoints This was my first attempt at reading Faulkner, and I assure you it will be my last I don t know how this pile of crap ever got published, let alone became a classic It s absolutely unreadable Pure upchuck in print As always, just my opinion, so don t be offended if you like the book.

    14. The Twilight Colored Smell of HoneysuckleOne raised or with extended family in the rural South may get chills as I do reveling in Faulkner s enduring phrase, the twilight colored smell of honeysuckle This might stir hazy, almost haunting memories from childhood of crepuscular visits on the veranda with relatives long since passed, of lilting voices and smiling faces somewhat obscured by time, among them a great grandparent with a foreign accent who migrated from Europe and would break into the f [...]

    15. Yes Sitting in the office thinking of this book I was reminded of the drowsy afternoon duing my early twenties in my bedroom at my ancestral home at Thrissur, the house with its cavernous rooms and musty attic with its smell of toddy cat urine and the East Wind blowing in through the windows and I read this novel and could not make head or tail out of it as I am struggling now with an engineering proposal still I plodded on and on and on dragged in by the strange beauty of William Faulkener s pr [...]

    16. First off, I couldn t finish this book It has to be the most painful and pointless book I have read since The Sun Also Rises I know I am treading on precious ground here I have read reviews and SparkNotes on the book, so I understand the premise and format But what is the point of endless, vague, flowery dialogue without background How do I learn about the fall of an important Southern family if it is just the fragmented sentences of various people who haven t even been introduced When I read re [...]

    17. a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and furySignifying nothing William Faulkner Shakespeare view spoiler 1 Much of this is sheer speculation on my part 2 The imitative though poorly so stream of consciousness in most of what follows is not the way most of the novel is written One part is and a second is somewhat but most is not Absalom Absalom is however mostly if my memory serves and it may not written this way and is hence by no means the place to start Faulkner since if done it will likely [...]

    18. I guess that there will be no shame in admitting that this is so far the most challenging book I read, as the narration kept changing not just from person to person but also from time to time So, this Stream of consciousness style introduced to me by Aakansha can make you lose your head, if you don t follow every word of at least first two chapters There will be times when you just want to see any hint of punctuation especially last few pages in second chapter or you might think that printing is [...]

    19. This book really made me work for it I had to read it three times to figure out what the heck it was all about I read it first in college I was absolutely lost Yeah, I understand the whole stream of consciousness stuff, I do but I read this going What the f k I was so freaked about taking the test on this book, that I went and got the Cliff notes on it I read the Cliff notes and literally turned back to the cover to make sure I d gotten the right notes I mean, I read them, and asked myself What [...]

    20. The clock tick tocked, solemn and profound It might have been the dry pulse of the decaying house itself, after a while it whirred and cleared its throat and struck six times Like the opening of Beethoven s Fifth, the sound of the clock announces a tale of doom and despair the fall of the house of Compson, once proud community leaders in Jefferson, Mississippi, now destitute and morally corrupt Faulkner is mapping this decadence by getting inside the head of three members of the Compson clan an [...]

    21. Schall und Wahn is not easy reading The plot is shattered by flashbacks, cuts, and inner monologues In each part the narrative perspective changes In spite of this experimental and innovative narrative, the author succeeds again and again in capturing the reader with the tragic force of history and language and to keep the tension alive Faulkner portrays his protagonists realistically, without spoiling their character weaknesses.Resume A dense language, a great atmosphere A unique novel This wor [...]

    22. s vezes, penso que talvez a vida que me resta n o seja suficiente para ler todos os livros que tenho, e terei ainda, por aqui E fico triste Hoje, n o me importo Depois de O Som e a F ria n o creio que haja algum outro livro que me d pena deixar por ler.Nas primeiras p ginas senti me como se estivesse perante um cavalo soberbo e indom vel, que me atirava ao solo sempre que o tentava montar mas ele ficava l , olhando me, prendendo me como num feiti o e tentei de novo e de novo e de novo at que ele [...]

    23. I didn t enjoy this as much as I expected I marveled at the portrayals of thought in language and felt some of the futile anguish of people stuck in their family history I gleaned something from the story as some kind of epitome of the South struggling to surmount racism, sexism, and classism at the cusp of modernity between the two world wars I d experienced long ago Faulkner s storytelling knack with short stories Go Down Moses and recently was wrenched and blown away by the radical language a [...]

    24. ImagesI see them They are beautiful, but IThe imagesThere goes someone What is she doing Those images, what do they mean There she goes againAnd then, as if you weren t confused enough, in the second section of The Sound and the Fury, the narration is taken over by Quentin, a quick witted, but nearly no reliable a narrator than before He is the somewhat confused but chivalrous Harvard educated brother, who clings to Southern ideals He is so passionate about his fight to uphold his beloved siste [...]

    25. Ses ve fke ne yaz k ki uzun zamand r okumak i in bekletti im ya da bekletildi im eserlerin ba nda geliyordu Bekletilmek kelimesini kullanmam n temelinde, eserin keyfi okumaya uygun bir yap ya sahip olmamas yat yor Bu kadar nemli bir roman , elbette daha nceleri elime alm ve okumaya al m t m Ancak zihnin al lm i leyi ine ve tembelli ine, ok sert bir slupla kar kan roman ba l ba na bir i , tecr be Dikkatli bir ekilde, eli aya a de dirmeden okuyucuyu, bir arkeolojik kaz ya davet ediyor Faulkner lk [...]

    26. Caddy smelled like trees There is a bollywood movie Gujarish about an ex magician who meets an accident and is now suffering paralysis from neck down for several years Finally he requests an amendment in law to make Euthanasia legal, so that he could kill himself In one scene when he is asked if he wishes to say something before the verdict is given he says he wishes to show a magic trick to the court When it is allowed, his assistant brings in a box The magician asks the lawyer of the state to [...]

    27. For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Divine Comedy 26 versus The Sound and the Fury 23 Ceci n est pas une critiqueWin for The Sound and the Fury__________________________________ Update, Jan 26 2018 Et a non plus.

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