The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Vintage Classic
ISBN: 9781784870034
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'There was another yellow butterfly, like one of the sunflecks had come loose' WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD HUGHES Depicting the gradual disintegration of the Compson family through four fractured narratives, The Sound and the Fury explores intense, passionate family relationships where there is no love, only self-centredness. At its heart this is a novel about lovelessness - 'only an idiot has no grief; only a fool would forget it. What else is there in this world sharp enough to stick to your guts?'

The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Nora Roberts
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"Backgrounds" begins with the appendix Faulkner wrote in 1945 and sometimes referred to as another telling of The Sound and the Fury and includes a selection of Faulkner's letters, excerpts from two Faulkner interviews, a memoir by Faulknerís friend Ben Wasson, and both versions of Faulkner's 1933 introduction to the novel. "Cultural and Historical Contexts" presents four different perspectives on the place of the American South in history. Taken together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Carolyn Porter, and Robert Penn Warren—provide the reader with valuable contexts for understanding the novel. "Criticism" includes seventeen essays on The Sound and the Fury that collectively trace changes in the way we have viewed this novel over the last four decades. The critics are Jean-Paul Sartre, Irving Howe, Ralph Ellison, Olga W. Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Michael Millgate, John T. Irwin, Myra Jehlen, Donald M. Kartiganer, David Minter, Warwick Wadlington, John T. Matthews, Thadious M. Davis, Wesley Morris and Barbara Alverson Morris, Minrose C. Gwin, André Bleikasten, and Philip M. Weinstein. A revised Selected Bibliography is also included.

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.

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

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551998521
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The Sound and the Fury, first published in 1929, is perhaps William Faulkner’s greatest book. It was immediately praised for its innovative narrative technique, and comparisons were made with Joyce and Dostoyevsky, but it did not receive popular acclaim until the late forties, shortly before Faulkner received the Nobel Prize for Literature. The novel reveals the story of the disintegration of the Compson family, doomed inhabitants of Faulkner’s mythical Yoknapatawpha County, through the interior monologues of the idiot Benjy and his brothers, Quentin and Jason. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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: Nicolas Tredell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231121880
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This Guide explores the wealth of critical material generated by these two exceptional works of modernist fiction. From the initially mixed critical responses to the novels in the early 1930s, the Guide follows the enormous growth of interest in Faulkner's work across six decades. New writings shaped by a range of critical theories are discussed, offering the reader a clear view of the place now given to one of America's most innovative and influential novelists.

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.

The Sound and the Fury

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443446904
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Arguably one of the greatest novels written in modern times, William Faulkner’s masterpiece The Sound and the Fury is the story of the Compsons, a traditional upper-class family in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, who are on the brink of personal and financial ruin. Narrated in stream-of-consciousness, The Sound and the Fury introduces such memorable characters as the autistic Benjy, rebellious Caddy, obsessed Quentin, and wealth-seeking Jason, as well as their black servant Dilsey. In the telling of their own personal stories, each character reveals the events behind the decline of their family and the loss of their money, faith, respect, and each other. Faulkner’s fourth novel, and sixth on the Modern Library’s list of 100 best English-Language novels of the twentieth century, The Sound and the Fury takes its name from a passage from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The novel did not become successful until the publication of The Sanctuary, Faulkner’s sixth novel, in 1931, but then achieved great critical success and contributed to the author’s 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Sound and Fury was adapted by James Franco for film in 2014 starring himself, Jon Hamm, Tim Blake Nelson, and Joey King. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.