The Sound and the Fury

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1984 - Fiction - 336 pages
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First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

Thank goodness that's over!! I'm sorry, I'm just not a William Faulkner fan. His style of writing just grates against me. I'm not saying I won't read anything else by him, but it's going to be a long ... Read full review

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Faulkner's classic story of the dysfunctional Compson family is notoriously difficult to read, but that is a bit exaggerated. The opening section, narrated by the idiot brother Benji Compson (thus, "a ... Read full review

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William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. Faulkner had begun writing poems when he was a schoolboy and published a poetry collection in 1924 at his own expense. In 1950, Faulkner traveled to Sweden to accept the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. He died of a heart attack on July 6, 1962.

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