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The sound and the fury & : As I lay dying

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1946.
Series: Modern library of the world's best books, 187.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Fiction : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel centers on the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats who are struggling to deal with the dissolution of their family and its reputation. The novel is separated into four distinct sections. The first, April 7, 1928, is written from the perspective of Benjamin "Benjy" Compson, a 33-year-old man with severe mental handicaps. Benjy's section is characterized by a highly disjointed narrative style with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Faulkner
OCLC Number: 10348432
Notes: "First Modern library edition, 1946."
Description: 532 pages; 20 cm.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books, 187.
Other Titles: As I lay dying.
The sound and the fury & As I lay dying
Responsibility: by William Faulkner; with a new appendix as a foreword by the author.

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The novel centers on the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats who are struggling to deal with the dissolution of their family and its reputation. The novel is separated into four distinct sections. The first, April 7, 1928, is written from the perspective of Benjamin "Benjy" Compson, a 33-year-old man with severe mental handicaps. Benjy's section is characterized by a highly disjointed narrative style with frequent chronological leaps. The second section, June 2, 1910, focuses on Quentin Compson, Benjy's older brother, and the events leading up to his suicide. In the third section, April 6, 1928, Faulkner writes from the point of view of Jason, Quentin's cynical younger brother. In the fourth and final section, set a day after the first, on April 8, 1928, Faulkner introduces a third person omniscient point of view. The last section primarily focuses on Dilsey, one of the Compson's black servants. Jason is also a focus in the section, but Faulkner presents glimpses of the thoughts and deeds of everyone in the family. -- from http://www.amazon.com (Sep. 23, 2015).

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