The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307792153
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“I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.” —from The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

New Essays on The Sound and the Fury

Author: Noel Polk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521457347
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William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury met with only limited success when published in 1929, probably due to its fragmented, non-chronological structure. Since, however, it has become one of the most popular of Faulkner's novels, serving as a litmus paper upon which critical approaches have tested themselves. In the introduction to this volume Noel Polk traces the critical responses to the novel from the time of its publication to the present day. The essays that follow present contemporary reassessments of The Sound and the Fury from a variety of critical perspectives. Dawn Trouard offers us the women of The Sound and the Fury, reading against the grain of the predominant critical tradition that sees the women through the lens of masculine cultural biases. Donald M. Kartiganer comes to terms with the ways in which the novel simultaneously attracts readers and resists readings. Richard Godden discusses the relationship between incest and miscegenation. Noel Polk examines closely the way Faulkner experiments with language.

The Sound and the Fury in the Garden of Eden

Author: John P. Anderson
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581126464
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This non-academic author brings the Garden of Eden myth alive as sophisticated poetry and a polemic for women and the consciousness of freedom. The myth is explored line by line using the tools of literary analysis and modern ideas, including Freudian concepts. The analysis shows how its "J" author, thought to be a woman in the royal court of Judah around 1000 BCE, uses the techniques of sound association, puns and other sophisticated means to get her messages across. The analysis probes how after thousands of years this myth still speaks to us about the critical human experiences of sex and death and their bigger brothers freedom and limitation.

The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
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"First Modern library edition, 1946." LC copy replaced by microfilm.

The Sound and the Fury

Author: John T. Matthews
Publisher: Twayne Pub
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A study of one of Faulkner's greatest and most challenging works.

William Faulkner

Author: Michael Cotsell
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
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This study is intended both for first-time readers of The Sound and the Fury and—since it offers new scholarship and critical argument on Faulkner—for established critics and scholars. Chapter 1 provides some general context about Faulkner’s life and work in the American South and ‘Yoknapatawpha County’, and introduces the form and style of Faulkner’s novel. Chapter 2 provides a discussion of the contexts of Southern history and Faulkner’s family history. Chapter 3 is a discussion of the influences on Faulkner of Modernist literature and Modernist psychology and philosophy. Chapter 4 gives a close commentary on each of the novel's four narratives.

William Faulkner s The Sound and the Fury

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791096270
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A critical overview of the work features the writings of Gail Moor Morrison, Gary Storhoff, Margaret Bauer, Jeffrey J. Folks, and other scholars.

Sound and the Fury the MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Boria Sax
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673134
Format: PDF, Kindle
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REA's MAXnotes for William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.