This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Schmerguls - LibraryThing
On May 26, 1956, I said of this book: "Details a stoppage of fighting in France in 1918. We have not yet met the prototype of Christ. Or is prototype the right word? I guess not." On May 27 I said: "A ... Read full review
A FABLEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A modern allegory to which each reader will append his own symbolism- his own interpretation. This is slated for a wide acceptance on intellectual snob appeal, but most honest readers will confess to ... Read full review