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Destino oFitzgerald now even They were true geniusesWhat s the likelihoodf me reading Faulkner again Only time will tell I guess But at the moment there is chance From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India of Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker having an affair 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 thenly book that I had the good sense to leave until later as my usual response is to barrel through the pages come hell La felicità è un muscolo volontario 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 incapablef facing down the beginning f Benjy s prose I don t remember the title f whatever book left me in that state but I do remember staring at the beginning pages Red Blooded Murder of thisne my mind wandering in frozen disbelief ver the contorted fragments that supposedly made up a story So I left it until later four years later if I remember correctly and I m glad that I didThe writing in this book is notoriously difficult Insert reference to uote from Macbeth something something signifying nothing and all that jazz You ve heard it before and I won t waste anyone s time reiterating it However now that I ve finally reached the end I can t say that I would change any part f it Had the entire book been written in the style The Third Policeman of the last section largely cohesive with rare flaresf descriptive prose and sudden jumps in point Mixed Blood of view and timeline it would not have been nearly as powerful The story IS sound the story IS fury and you can t convey that without dipping the prose in that septic poolf chaotic madness If I hadn t battled my way through Benjy if I hadn t pulled myself inch by inch through uentin I wouldn t have understood the horror Un contratto conveniente of Jasonr the final tragedy La tavola fiamminga of the conclusion To be frank I wouldn t have caredBut I did care I did care because the haphazard messf the beginning readied my mind for a reading that instead Cracked Dreams of demanding a tenacious follower asked for a bucket to fill with errant drops A dropf plot line here a drop Phebe Fairchild: Her Book of context there many drops that filled in the blanksf the neurotic frenzy that is the Compson family Nature versus nurture Nature planted a singular seed Novelle Rusticane of madness in the blood and nurture drove each along different paths You ll be gathering bits and piecesf this tangential story wondering what it s all for and then a single phrase will narrow the story to a focal point f singular rage and despair When that happens you ll understand what all that seemingly headless running about was for All the disconnected hints and teases will culminate in an awful truth and it isn t a feeling that any sort f linear timeline can conveyFor if you read an edition that contains the foreword appendix written by the author you ll be given that linear timeline right at the beginning You ll know the hard cold facts Toy Box: Silk of this family long before the story begins You ll know their furthest ancestor and you ll know their ignominious end and you ll even get the major notable events in between You won t care about Benjy s plightr uentin s A Great Big Shining Star or Jason sr the whole family s this Southern strain f blood that ends in a lost blivion f death bitterness and idiocy All you ll have is context that collection a lost blivion The Witches of Gloucester of death bitterness and idiocy All you ll have is context that collection straightforward no nonsense tidbits that make perfect sense and ultimately mean nothing You can t expect them to long before you have delved into the livesf these characters the agonizing push and pull each To Live Out Loud onef them suffers in their respective place You can t expect them to if you still wish to put this story in its place with each character neatly categorized and every loose end resolved in a satisfying conclusion This story is Brodsky Utkin one concerned with the long slow deathf lineage The Inexorable Tugging And Tearing Of Ideologies And Timelines On inexorable tugging and tearing Manuela Color Canela = Manuela, Color of Cinnamon of ideologies and timelinesn collection f souls that have been slung together in a collusion f familial blood and social connections No Why Not Call It Cow Juice one escapes the helln earth that was apportioned to them embodied in poisonous words that are fueled by a poisonous life conditioned by a poisonous world Not even the idiot who does not know the context and yet feels the agony much as we the reader feel My Side of the Story our way through the chaotic textf this story with an underlying sense After the Flood of grief and despairne that cannot be contained In A Single Uote a single uote page Open Secrets: Stories or section Not until it s much too late and somewhere along the twisted path we lostur hearts to this tragic mess Stop Bullying Me! of a family that we knew was doomed from the start Somewhere amongst the sound and the fury that pain touched us and the most we can do is join Benjy in the bellowing in response to that fearful anger We know it signifies nothing We know it does much as anything with a beginning and an end will eventually be lost in the mistsf time and the world will roll Maddie Inherits a Cowboy on in ignorant blissf its history We know that But it sure as hell doesn t feel that way William Faulkner s unforgettable 1929 novel Still Alice of the rotting family in the rotting house It s a somber talef 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 Rasputin of segregation and prejudice the N word makes a freuent appearance The Sound and the Fury has four sections plus an appendix Threef 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 Royal Heirs Required out here If you re a hardcore non spoiler person skip the next several paragraphsf this review until you get down to the Macbeth uoteBenjy the 33 year Hag's Nook 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 sensef time all is present to Benjy So his section very freuently skips from the present to flashbacks The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare of different times in his life giving us glimpsesf 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 lik. The manchild Benjy; haunted neurotic uentin; Jason the brutal cynic; and Dilsey their black servant Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and le. Whew This is a devastating book Probably A misteriosa chama da rainha Loana onef the most depressing stories I ve read Incest castration suicide racism misogyny this 年下彼氏の恋愛管理癖 [Toshishita Kareshi no Renai Kanriguse] one has it all Even at the beginning when it is possible to makeut Slippery When Wet only piecesf the events a nauseating sense Julius Caesar: The Life and Times of the People’s Dictator 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 fogr into a blinding glare you can t uite tell who is who male Die Schnapsstadt or female blackr white first second La fortuna dei Wise or third generation relativer friend Thunderbolts: Justice, Like Lightning... or stranger But gradually before frustration has a chance to set in the fog begins to burnff and the glare becomes less direct By the time the By Pike and Dyke :A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic omniscient narrator closes thingsut 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 Medioevo «superstizioso» of theld barnIt s interesting to confront another modernist s take Death of a Dreamer on the human experiencef time while concurrently reading In Search The Beloved Scoundrel of Lost Time While Proust gently but thoroughly leads us through the inner workingsf Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon our past present and future Faulkner attempts to capture the continual and forceful vyingf these elements within the mind at the intentional cost Il Barça of a coherent linear narrative The results are disorienting yet powerfully emotive Adding subtly to this effect Faulknerften relays visual experience egocentrically particularly in the case Italian Phrase Book of Benji for whombjects and views vanish before his eyes when he has simply shifted Lovesong (Green Creek or been turned by Lusterr Caddy Because the first section takes place The Countess on the day between the third and fourth sections I skimmed through somef 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 671 The Sound And The Fury William FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner It employs a number Gully Dirt: On Exposing the Klan, Raising a Hog, and Escaping the South of narrative styles including streamf consciousness Published in 1929 The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner s fourth novel and was not immediately successful The first section Kelttiläistarinoita of the novel is narrated by Benjamin Benjy Compson a sourcef shame to the family due to his diminished mental capacity the nly characters who show genuine care for him are Caddy his lder sister and Dilsey a matronly servant His narrative voice is characterized predominantly by its nonlinearity spanning the period 1898 1928 Benjy s narrative is a series Uomini ad Auschwitz: Storia del più famigerato campo di sterminio nazista of non chronological events presented in a streamf consciousness The presence f italics in Benjy s section indicates significant shifts in the narrative Originally Faulkner meant to use different colored inks to signify chronological breaks Characters The Compsons Dilsey Gibson uentin Compson III Jason Compson IV Caroline Bascomb Compson Candace Caddy Compson Benjamin Benjy Compson Miss uentin 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 09061399 Schall und Wahnis 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 perspective #Changes In Spite Of #In spite f experimental and narrative the author succeeds again and again in capturing the reader with the tragic force A History of the Crusades, Volumes I, II and III (Boxed Set) of history and language and to keep the tension alive Faulkner portrays his protagonists realistically without spoiling their character weaknessesResume A dense language a great atmosphere A uniue novel This world wide workf art at the height Love is the Enemy of Faulkner s creativity leads to a linguistic treasure It must be read absolutely A review paying homage to BENJY COMPSON S uniuely disorienting narration BENJYnarrator lacks sensef timemerger Exhalation of past and present mergeall the samedisorientation1928Easter MississippiCompsonsaristocrat familyhard times Benjy mentally handicapped33rd birthdayLusterguardian uarter lost minstrel showgolf course golf balls memory cues flashbacks clothes na Reading some books is like clambering through a barbed wire fence at the bottomf a swamp with your Galileo oxygen tank about to runut and this is Oglinda salvata onef 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 ne 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 rearranged that Faulkner what a writer they just smile placatingly and pen another tin Nemico of gunk for the cat This isne Cannella e polvere da sparo of those books that makes a gigantic claim As if it s either geniusr 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 ff reading this The Sound and the Fury It s melodramatic humourless a bit pompous It sounds like ne f those American war films f the fifties starring John Wayne But what is it with southern writers that they nly 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 I m done My third and final attempt has failed miserablyNo not miserably Gladly actually So it s fficial I m now as thick as two short planks an intellectual misfit I Wouldn t know literary greatness if it shot me in the buttocks from close range Well that s likely what Faulkner shot me in the buttocks from close range Well that s likely what Faulkner be thinking anyway Fine But then I d most certainly whip his ass at a game f chess and drink him under the table as long as it s my special cocktails as a way to get evenThe Poems (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) only reason I returned to this novel was I thought that Light in August was really good and was hoping for NopeI didn t get it and couldn t be bothered to even try I got so frustrated I started Chain smoking This coming from someone who is dearly trying so hard to uit Thanks BillThenly thing Faulkner did do for me was make me realise just how much I adore the likes f Hemingway and. Alternate version f this bookThe tragedy Gather Together in My Name 1ST Edition of the Compson family features somef the most memorable characters in literature beautiful rebellious Caddy;. E this Cliffnotes page Benjy is castrated by his cold hearted brother Jason when he s a teenager and got loose Pentimento one day and chased some schoolgirls though he was probably just trying to tell them how much he missed his beloved sister Caddy Candace Allf the brothers lose their balls in La maga delle spezie one wayr another in this story Benjy literally and the The Last Testament others metaphorically To make matters confusing Benjy is named Maury after his shiftless flashy uncle until he s 5 yearsld There are also two uentins Benjy s lder 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 f the novelThe second section narrated by uentin the brother shifts back to June 1910 the last day Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear 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 endf the day Everything that happens in this section is colored by that intention uentin also has a number The Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults 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 pagesr so which were weirdly fascinating as you become and aware f how unhealthy uentin s bsession with his sister and purity and honor isFor the third section we leap forward to April 1928 a day in the life The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 of Jason the most venal and unpleasantf the brothers Jason is now effectively the head Astrología para principiantes of the family He mistreats his 17 yearld 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 Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief 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 insidef Jason s mind So it s a relief to come to the last section told by an No Puedo Perderte omniscient narrator mostly from the pointf view In Every Heartbeat of anld family servant Dilsey Dilsey tries to keep the family together and protect the The Seraphim Code 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 somef hers back and Jason ineffectually chases her At the beginning Sortemesse of this section it reads The day dawned bleak and chill A moving wallf grey light La fabbrica di cioccolato outf the northeast which instead Klara with A K of dissolving into moisture seemed to disintegrate into minute and venomous particles It s an apt metaphor for the Compson family s disintegrationThe titlef 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 Serving Sera of recorded timeAnd allur yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death Out Samurai! 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 fullf sound and furySignifying nothingBenjy s literally meaningless sound and fury is the most La meglio gioventù 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 streamf consciousness and non linear storytelling that when I was able to understand the elusive parts f the story it felt like a major storytelling that when I was able to understand the elusive parts f the story it felt like a major for me as well as him The most helpful Solea online source I found while reading this book is this detailed essay It follows the plotf the book and helps clarify what s happening and comments By the Light of the Moon on somef 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 Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep of spoilers that mayr may not be taggedInitial comments I haven t read this since I was a college English major I vaguely remember writing a senior essay Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) on it and getting an An 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 ne is mentally challengedBut I ve been n a Faulkner roll lately starting with a couple Morte a credito of his short stories A Rose for Emily and Barn Burning and I checked this bookut from the library yesterday A tale OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes of two books At times a 1 star book Incoherent ramblings which I know are praised by some as the essencef stream Keely and Du of consciousness Random time jumps apparently they released a special edition with the dialogue from each timeframe color coded so it is easier for the reader to keep track Missing punctuation at times there is back and forth dialogue no punctuation and no indicationf who is talking People with the same name and name changes in the middle Mill Hill of the story Etc Etc Etc It is my impression that allf these things have been studied extensively and praised by critics For me it s a nopeAt times a 5 star book Interesting characters troubled imperfect souls suffering #LIFE WITH EACH OTHER AND THE #with each Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost other and the tidef the South Each chapter told from a different person s point This Poison Will Remain of view capturing their dynamic personalities Race relations reflectionsn the relationship between races and how black people are viewed differently between the North and South in 1920s America Colorful anecdotes while I am not sure I ended up understanding the point Un eroe dei nostri tempi of the story as a whole the individual stories throughout were lively sometimes humorous freuently dark andften heart wrenching There is definitely a lot to like about this bookSo I will settle Geldsack on 3 stars After the first hundred pagesr so I was sure it would be a 1 star read but after that I started to get into it and experience those 5 star moments So if you are the type Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of person that needs to get into a book from the get go you either need to have extra patience with thisne The Secret of the Glass or passn it Many people give it 5 stars so this may truly resonate with you as a classic I start Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes offn the fence with my The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) opinion. Gacy the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece andne Lions and Tigers and Snares of the greatest novelsf the twentieth centur.

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