Just finished reading the 4th part of this book and am gonna read the appendix.
What do the people of /lit/ think about this book?
Is this the best Faulkner has to offer or did he do better?
I thought Quentin's was the most difficult but also the most rewarding and interesting. The later chapters kind of made it feel a little too downgraded. My favorite part was when he brushed his teeth.
I liked it too but it's different... very different in fact... very influential though so you might want to pick it up regardless... also it's better if you experience it played onstage I hear... oh and by the way, nice numbers at the end of your post!
that book is garbage imo. can anyone suggest me another of faulkners Mcsouthern literature (yes i'll incestasize it please) that might change my mind? or have i pretty much experienced his writing style?
first two parts were so amazing that the second two really turned me off.
i'm not all into his particular motifs of southern decline and all that, though i think he did it in an interesting way, but the character perspectives of benjy and quentin were amazing.
One of the realest books I've read in my life.
My favorite part was the 2nd part with Quentin.
Read Light in August. Seems like The Sound and the Fury was a little too difficult for you.
You guys didn't like Jason's part? I thought it was pretty interesting.
The fourth part was okay but I agree. The first two parts were incredible.
The only Faulkner I've ever read is Intruder in the Dust and I didn't like it at all. I have no idea why this professor choose such an obscure work, or why no other professor has required another one. Should I put my first impression aside and give him another chance?
>everybody trashing the Dilsey section
>everybody defaulting to loving the Quentin section
>board culture pretends to dislike people who need to relate to literature in some way to love it
>mfw you're all white college guys
No doubt Quentin's chapter is amazing and all, but y'all fuckers are hypocrites. You're blind to not appreciate part four.
At OP, Absalom, Absalom! > Light in August ~= Sound and the Fury > As I Lay Dying > Go Down Moses = Snopes trilogy.
Short story A Rose for Emily is fantastic. As is The Bear, which is in Go Down Moses.
I did! A whole lot.
I loved the Quentin part the most, especially the memory of Caroline complaining about the family, which I found interesting how Caroline doesn't reference, or mention Quentin during that. I thought maybe since Quentin is emotionally unstable he probably didn't remember his mother complaining about him, but I could be wrong. I also love the part where he's with his knife and the part where everything is falling apart for him.
Outside of Quentin's section, I really enjoyed the part in Benjy's where he switches between the memory of the night Damuddy died, the day of Caddy's wedding, and the day she wears the dress, the hat, and the perfume.
Jason's section was also really enjoyable, especially the parts where he's driving, and the parts where you can clearly see his hypocrisy.
As for the section based around Dilsey, it was good, but overshadowed by the rest in my opinion.
I read this book about a year ago.
I enjoyed the prose but didn't really understand what was going on sometimes and wasn't sure if I was meant to. I also hardly remember what actually happened so it couldn't've been that good