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Contorted fragments that sup Whew This is a evastating book Probably one of the most Alien Soldiers Baby Zoran Warriors 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 ofread permeates Benji s narrative per Faulkner s pungent writing style And this feeling never really On Beauty dissipates Jumping into The Sound and the Fury with no prior introduction is likeriving 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 BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) 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 areisorienting 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 Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary 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 A review paying homage to BENJY COMPSON S uniuelyisorienting narration BENJYnarrator lacks sense of timemerger 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 nail sister Caddy CAAAAAADDDYY 1902 flashback argument pause reading WTF is going on here affair neighbor Christmas Party Mrs Compson moan annoy stop reading pour stiff Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) drinkrink repeat 1928 carriage house cue 1912 graveyard uentin Dilsey Jason Uncle Maury Benjy crying 1928 barn stop reading bang head against wall and re read whole book up to this point 1902 secret lovers notes pockets interception scared Benjy 1928 stream Benjy flashback 1898 funeral Damuddy Versh wet Das Schwert der Totengöttin dress whipping 1928 milking cow stop reading go to Wikipedia and read about book EUREKA now I get it 1910 wedding TP sassprilluhrunk fight Benjy chaos crying1898 hill playing The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals dinner jason snitch Dilsey Mrs Compson crying Damuddy 1928 financial problems 1910 singing Roskus unlucky Compsons 1912 TP little Miss uentinaughter illegitimate Luster Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) dirt Benjy toy cryingisgrace1928 golf ball 1898 Manipulation and Dark Psychology death Versh lightning bugs Frony funeral Nancy horse buzzards 1912 Mr Compson memoryeath1898 Damuddy Benjy buzzards bones tree parlor window soiled clothing Benjy crying 1910 Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 drunken memory 1905 perfume CAAAAAADDDYY mocking prissyress Jason *upset Caddy smells like trees 1898 spying Caddy scolding 1928 stream swing Miss uentin red tie flashback *Caddy smells like trees 1898 spying Caddy scolding 1928 stream swing Miss uentin red tie flashback Caddy suitor kissing Benjy crying soap 1928 swing red tie and Miss uentin upset used condom SLUT red tie Luster schoolgirls 1910 girls Benjy screams attack no harm meant Mr Compson castration 1928 golfball sell caddie caddie CAAAAAADDDYY flower meant Mr Compson castration 1928 golfball sell caddie caddie CAAAAAADDDYY flower insane asylum Dilsey Luster teasing flashback fire name change Maury to Benjy birthday cake Mrs Compson uncaring self indulgent wailing self pity ill annoying Bitch library 1900 Caddy library comfort cushion Jason asshole paper The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction dolls malicious 1928 uarter borrow minstrel showisdain Jason Miss uentin red tie supper 1909 virginity Benjy crying shame upset crying 1928 Understanding Shutter Speed dinner Miss uentin Jason scold argument Benjy in past empty room Miss uentin window 1898 soiled underwear Benjy muddy1928 Benjy sleep UENTIN narrator Harvard watch ticking time theme gift father St Franciseath Little Sister memory oh shit not the flashbacks again Caddy wedding announcement Shreve class bell Spoade senior big asshole virginity Caddy confession incest Wait wait WAAAAAIT what was that about incest lie whew okay go onDalton Ames father nihilist life is meaningless cheery guy ain t he breaks glass finger cutblood tick tock tick tock bath two notes father post office note to Shreve Deacon nowhere clock shop time The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse don t fix tailor weights train time wrong Benjy Maury bridge thoughtsrowning Gerald Bland student river painful memories Caddy slut Herbert bank job Jason Deacon Shreve uentin trolleymemory fight with Herbert jealous evastated sad miserable CAAAAAADDDYY Mr Compson uncaring virginity is meaningless concept "uentin sad bridge Herbert cheater blackguard uentin Italian girl bakery Julio accusation constable fines released Gerald Bland bragging uentin memory " sad bridge Herbert cheater blackguard uentin Italian girl bakery Julio accusation constable fines released Gerald Bland bragging uentin memory Dalton Ames suicide pact incest lie run away confrontation fight epressed memory father uncaring uentin jealous lonely sad rage JASON narrator Once a Bitch Always a Bitch 1928 asshole thief patriarch fighting mother raising Miss uentin Caddy The Writing Workshop divorced affair child lost job Jason bitter farm supplies anger stealing money mean spiritedevious cotton market and prostitutes Miss uentin rebellious stubborn work receives 4 letters father s funeral scheme bully 10 Mrs Compson miserable bitch Jason embarrassed Benjy red tie Earl accusation stock loss Jason furious car chase flat tires home Luster tickets minstrel show Jason What an asshole this guy is NARRATOR AUTHOR Easter Sunday 1928 Benjy eating Jason angry window broken Miss uentin nowhere Dilsey comforts Mrs Compson bitches strongbox forced crime police Reverend Shegog sermon Jason sheriff suspicious Jason searches Miss uentin Jason mistress Lorraine Jason rude old man Agricultural Engineering don t play hatchet Benjy carriage new route scared scream change frightens Jason beating familar Benjy uiet THE END BENJY Awesome UENTIN Weak JASON Major Assholio CADDY Tragic Hero MISS UENTIN RebelliousLow Self Esteem MRS COMPSON Somebody please shoot the BITCH MR COMPSON Life sucks and then youieSO DIE 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review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô William FaulknerI m Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse done My third and final attempt has failed miserablyNo not miserably Gladly actually So it s official 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 would be thinking anyway Fine But then I most certainly whip his ass at a game of chess and How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture drink him under the table as long as it s my special cocktails as a way to get evenThe only reason I returned to this novel was I thought that Light in August was really good and was hoping for NopeIidn 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 An Alien Heat dearly trying so hard to uit Thanks BillThe only thing Faulknerid The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society do for me was make me realise just how much I adore the likes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald now even They were true geniusesWhat s the likelihood of me reading Faulkner again Only time will tell I guess But at the moment there is chance of Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker having an affair A tale of two books At times a 1 star book Incoherent ramblings which I know are praised by some as the essence of stream of consciousness Random time jumps apparently they released a special edition with theialogue from each timeframe color coded so it is easier for the reader to keep track Missing punctuation at times there is back and forth Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance dialogue no punctuation and no indication of who is talking People with the same name and name changes in the middle of the story Etc Etc Etc It is my impression that all of 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 changing tide of the South Each chapter told from aifferent person s point of view capturing their Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings dynamic personalities Race relations reflections on the relationship between races and how black people are viewedifferently between the North and South in 1920s America Colorful anecdotes while I am not sure I ended up understanding the point of the story as a whole the individual stories throughout were lively sometimes humorous freuently Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) dark and often heart wrenching There isefinitely a lot to like about this bookSo I will settle on 3 stars After the first hundred pages or 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 of person that needs to get into a book from the get go you either need to have extra patience with this one or pass on it Many people give it 5 stars so this may truly resonate with you as a classic I start off on the fence with my opinion 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 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 weaknessesResume A ense language a great atmosphere A uniue novel This world wide work of art at the height of Faulkner s creativity leads to a linguistic treasure It must be read absolutely 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 *has always put me 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 that claim too Look Homeward Angel is probably the
Most Overwritten Novel In The History Of Literature Wolfe Maybeoverwritten novel in the history of literature Wolfe maybe some genius but he wasn t in control of it Faulkner unuestionably is ifferent Faulkner has genius and is in control of it But Essentially to enjoy this you ve got to also enjoy codebreaking I Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature don t I ve never evenone a crossword puzzle in my life I College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting 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 sream 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 Integrating Cleveland Baseball 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 butid 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 The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol devices that s what it is a family melodrama Sure it has a broader social reach but only bad novelson t have that It Grassroots Leviathan didn t for me have the wide cultural reach of Gatsby It felt parochial claustrophobic But putting aside theecryption Voices and Veils 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 like to read another Faulkner but one where he isn t trying uite so hard to prove he s a genius William Faulkner s unforgettable 1929 novel of the rotting family in the rotting house It s a somber tale of the tragically Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises dysfunctional Compson family told with insight and remarkable talent though it sefinitely not readily accessible Mostly set in the year 1928 and in the US south in the 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School 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 rulesoesn t work well with this book it s so Love in Bloom 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 getown 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. Alternate version of this bookThe tragedy of the Compson family features some of the most memorable characters in literature beautiful rebellious Caddy;. .
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 African Native Literature: Or, Proverbs, Tales, Fables and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language 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 aetailed 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 The Alcohol Bible 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 illegitimateaughter 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 Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 day of his life uentin has just completed his first year at Harvard University but is soistraught by his sister Caddy s promiscuity and marriage that he is planning to commit suicide at the end of the IELTS Academic and General Task 2 How to Write at a Band 9 Level 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 sepressed neurotic mind made his narrative ifficult 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 ay 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 Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League 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 Theay How Al-Anon Works for Families Friends of Alcoholics dawned bleak and chill A moving wall of grey light out of the northeast which instead ofissolving into moisture seemed to BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) disintegrate into minute and venomous particles It s an apt metaphor for the Compson family sisintegrationThe title of this book comes from a Macbeth uoteTo morrow and to morrow and to morrowCreeps in this petty pace from Prophetic Activism day toayTo the last syllable of recorded timeAnd all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to Romance dustyeath 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 Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask distressing tale actually haseep 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 Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field 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 Ouriscussion 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 Englishwas a college English I vaguely remember writing a senior essay on it I was a college English major I vaguely remember writing a senior essay on it 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 Your Beautiful Mind (Mindful Drinking Book 2) 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 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 of narrative styles including stream of consciousness Published in 1929 The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner s fourth novel and was not immediately successful The first section of the novel is narrated 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 reone with it you look round expecting someone to notice and rush up with the medal and citation you completely Culture Moves deserve for services to literature You finished it Yeahhh But no oneoes and if you try to explain to your family Hey wow I finished The Sound and the Fury man was that Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome difficult wow my brain is like permanently rearranged that Faulkner what a writer they just smile placatingly and open another tin of gunk for the cat The first time I attempted this book I made my way through a mere three pages beforeeciding it would be a waste To ate it is the only book that I had the good *Sense To Leave Until Later *to leave until later 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 own the beginning of Benjy s prose I Introduction To Combinatorial Algorithms And Boolean Functions don t remember the title of whatever book left me in that state but Io remember staring at the beginning pages of this one my mind wandering in frozen isbelief over the. The manchild Benjy; haunted neurotic uentin; Jason the brutal cynic; and Dilsey their black servant Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and le. .