The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


The Sound and the Fury is a 1929 novel by William Faulkner. It is set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. The novel centers on the Compson family, former Southern aristocrats who are struggling to deal with the dissolution of their family and its reputation. Like much of Faulkner's work, The Sound and the Fury has been read as typifying the South as a whole. Faulkner was very much preoccupied with the question of how the ideals of the old South could be maintained or preserved in the post-Civil War era.

The novel has achieved great critical success and a prominent place among the greatest of American novels. It played a role in William Faulkner's receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. The novel's appreciation has in large part been due to the technique of its construction, and Faulkner's ability to recreate the thought patterns of the human mind.

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  • Don F.

    The meeting satisfied my interest in finding literate, inquiring people in New York, leaving me feeling like I had explored the book in some depth.

    August 28, 2013

  • Pat

    Sorry for last minute change- car is making strange noises.

    August 27, 2013

  • Nadia B.

    I'm reading Faulkner's "Light in August" right now, but I'll try to find some time for one more novel, it sounds good!

    August 5, 2013

  • Susan B.

    This sounds lik a book I might like to read. Right now I am in but my plans could change

    June 17, 2013

    • Dennis T.

      That's fine. If your plans change please make sure to update your RSVP.

      July 31, 2013

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