EBOOK NEW (The Sound and the Fury) ´ William Faulkner

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Read ã The Sound and the Fury 100 Key novels of this century Depicting the gradual disintegration of the Compson family through four fractured narratives The Sound and the Fury explores intense passionate family relationships where there i. William Faulkner s unforgettable 1929 novel of the rotting family in the rotting house It s a somber tale of the tragically dysfunctional Compson family told with insight and remarkable talent though it s definitely 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 freuent appearance The Sound and the Fury has four sections plus an appendix Three of the sections are narrated by the three Compson brothers Benjy uentin and JasonI think the usual no spoilers rules doesn t work well with this book it s so difficult to put the pieces together than I think most readers like me need all the help they can get So I m going to lay the plot all out here If you re a hardcore non spoiler person skip the next several paragraphs of this review until you get down to the Macbeth uoteBenjy the 33 year old brother who was born severely mentally handicapped narrates the first section though in actuality he can t speak He moans and wails and roars Benjy has no sense of time all is present to Benjy So his section very freuently skips from the present to flashbacks of different times in his life giving us glimpses of the people in the Compson home and their troubles Often the shift in time is marked by italics but it s still pretty confusing I recommend using a detailed resource that helps you track what year it is in the narrative like this Cliffnotes page Benjy is castrated by his cold hearted brother Jason when he s a teenager and got loose one day and chased some schoolgirls though he was probably just trying to tell them how much he missed his beloved sister Caddy Candace All of the brothers lose their balls in one way or another in this story Benjy literally and the others metaphorically To make matters confusing Benjy is named Maury after his shiftless flashy uncle until he s 5 years old There are also two uentins Benjy s older brother who commits suicide in 1910 and Caddy s illegitimate daughter born a few months later who lives with the family Benjy s ramblings set the stage for the rest of the novelThe second section narrated by uentin the brother shifts back to June 1910 the last day of his life uentin has just completed his first year at Harvard University but is so distraught by his sister Caddy s promiscuity and marriage that he is planning to commit suicide at the end of the day Everything that happens in this section is colored by that intention uentin also has a number of mental flashbacks in his section which are easier to follow than Benjy s but uentin s depressed neurotic mind made his narrative difficult to follow and unpleasant for me to read until the last ten pages or so which were weirdly fascinating as you become and aware of how unhealthy uentin s obsession with his sister and purity and honor isFor the third section we leap forward to April 1928 a day in the life of Jason the most venal and unpleasant of the brothers Jason is now effectively the head of the family He mistreats his 17 year old niece uentin who is rebellious and shamelessly promiscuous Jason has been stealing the money that uentin s mother Caddy sends to Jason for uentin gambling it away on cotton futures Jason is all about control and he justifies his thefts because back in 1910 Caddy s husband was going to give him a job in banking which fell through when the husband divorced Caddy because she was pregnant with another man s child But uentin ultimately proves not as easy to manipulate as Caddy It s ugly being inside of Jason s mind So it s a relief to come to the last section told by an omniscient narrator mostly from the point of view of an old family servant Dilsey Dilsey tries to keep the family together and protect the others from Jason s rages and abuse with mixed success The conflict between Miss uentin and Jason comes to a head as uentin finally gets some of hers back and Jason ineffectually chases her At the beginning of this section it reads The day dawned bleak and chill A moving wall of grey light out of the northeast which instead of dissolving into moisture seemed to disintegrate into minute and venomous particles It s an apt metaphor for the Compson family s disintegrationThe title of this book comes from a Macbeth uoteTo morrow and to morrow and to morrowCreeps in this petty pace from day to dayTo the last syllable of recorded timeAnd all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death Out out brief candleLife s but a walking shadow a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no it is a taleTold by an idiot full of sound and furySignifying nothingBenjy s literally meaningless sound and fury is the most obvious reference here but in a broader sense it s about the Compson family generally though their distressing tale actually has deep significance to us as readers Faulkner made me work so hard to put the puzzle pieces together with stream of consciousness and non linear storytelling that when I was able to understand the elusive parts of the story it felt like a major achievement for me as well as him The most helpful online source I found while reading this book is this detailed essay It follows the plot of the book and helps clarify what s happening and comments on some of the symbolism I found it incredibly helpfulThis was a rereadbuddy read with Jen Our discussion is in the thread to this review There are some interesting comments but beware of spoilers that may or may not be taggedInitial comments I haven t read this since I was a college English major I vaguely remember writing a senior essay on it and getting an A on my grade so I m sure that partly explains the affection I still have for this novel even though I remember absolutely nothing about the plot except that there are four I think maybe different narrators and one is mentally challengedBut I ve been on a Faulkner roll lately starting with a couple of his short stories A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning and I checked this book out from the library yesterday

Summary The Sound and the Fury

Read ã The Sound and the Fury 100 A towering intense novel of family from the winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureEver since the first furore was created on its publication in 1929 The Sound and the Fury has been considered one of the. 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 you can t uite tell who is who male or female black or white first second or third generation relative or friend or stranger But gradually before frustration has a chance to set in the fog begins to burn off and the glare becomes less direct By the time the omniscient narrator closes things out in part four the scales have been fully removed and you are left with a crystal limpidness in which you can smell the sweet southern honeysuckle and feel the rotting wood of the old barnIt s interesting to confront another modernist s take on the human experience of time while concurrently reading In Search of Lost Time While Proust gently but thoroughly leads us through the inner workings of our past present and future Faulkner attempts to capture the continual and forceful vying of these elements within the mind at the intentional cost of a coherent linear narrative The results are disorienting yet powerfully emotive Adding subtly to this effect Faulkner often relays visual experience egocentrically particularly in the case of Benji for whom objects and views vanish before his eyes when he has simply shifted or been turned by Luster or Caddy Because the first section takes place on the day between the third and fourth sections I skimmed through some of it again before reading the final part I was surprised by what I could glean from snippets that had initially seemed inscrutable and incomplete This is a book made for rereading an American masterpiece undoubtedly

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Read ã The Sound and the Fury 100 S no love only self centredness At its heart this is a novel about lovelessness 'only an idiot has no grief; only a fool would forget it What else is there in this world sharp enough to stick to your guts'. 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 books if they can believe they re geniuses Look Homeward Angel makes that claim too Except Look Homeward Angel is probably the most overwritten novel in the history of literature Wolfe maybe had some genius but he wasn t in control of it Faulkner unuestionably is different Faulkner has genius and is in control of it But Essentially to enjoy this you ve got to also enjoy codebreaking I don t I ve never even done a crossword puzzle in my life I doubt if I ll ever try Finnegan s Wake again after failing to make head or tail of it the first time Also you ve probably got to be prepared to read it twice It s probably every English teacher s dream book a book that reuires notes formulated by someone with a higher intelligence than your own It s not very flattering to realise your own intelligence isn t up to the job Should a novel reuire notes Shakespeare might be enhanced by notes but he doesn t need them I needed to refer to notes to understand what was going on in part one Okay I ve got it now but did you really need to be so wilfully obtuse It s not like you re explaining particle physics This is essentially a family melodrama not a treatise on the meaning of life If you strip away all the literary devices that s what it is a family melodrama Sure it has a broader social reach but only bad novels don t have that It didn t for me have the wide cultural reach of Gatsby It felt parochial claustrophobic But putting aside the decryption demands of the novel I also think it has some obvious flaws like the character of Jason His villainy was somewhat coarse He wouldn t even get in my top 100 best villains in literature I d like to read another Faulkner but one where he isn t trying uite so hard to prove he s a genius


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