Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom!

Book - 1951
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Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c1951
Branch Call Number: FIC Faulk 3558
Characteristics: xii, 378 p. :,map

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SeattleSaul
Jul 24, 2014

I wish I could recommend this to general readers but I find it almost unreadable. The story is told rather than developed and in overly verbose terms. Dialog, character introduction, development, goal-seeking, etc. are obfuscated in the weighty vocabulary display of Faulkner. The literati love this sort of thing, but ordinary readers may find it ponderous and uninteresting. By comparison, "As I Lay Dying" and "The Sound and the Fury" are examples of clarity and interesting stories. My sincere apologies to the memory of a great American writer.

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