Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

By William Faulkner

Following 3 households within the American South ahead of, in the course of, and after the Civil struggle, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! tells the tale of Thomas Sutpen, whose desires of a wealthy lifestyles as a landowner and patriarch eventually result in his downfall. Narrated in flashbacks via Rosa Coldfield, Quentin Compson (from Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury), and Quentin's Harvard roommate, Shreve, every one personality provides layers to Sutpen's tale, revealing progressively more in their personal tales and biases.
First released in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! contributed vastly to Faulkner's 1949 Nobel Prize and used to be voted the simplest Southern novel of all time in 2009 by means of Oxford Magazine. the unconventional additionally includes the longest sentence in literature in keeping with the Guinness booklet of global Records— a 1,288-word lengthy sentence in bankruptcy six.
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The latter’s reaction to Sinon’s supplication is mild and comforting (283 μ # ² $ 9 φ 9), and his polite speech betrays the fact that he is already under the spell of the beautiful horse (284–90, with nn. ). When Cassandra’s appearance exposes him to ridicule as a father and spoils his chances of peace and feasting, he utters a violent, condemnatory speech, which is further proof of his blindness (419–44a). Esp. 221 μ λT λ , 228 T 9 μ . 258–61 « # λ / μ« ξ φ «$ α/ ξ «$ / $ φ ¹ . He then makes the most of his wounds in his first speech (268–77 – note that 276b–7a $ 9 #¹ «/ » « « is close in meaning to the preceding 261 …¹ ).

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Either ignores or does not 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Bernard 1990. On allegory, see Buffière 1956; Pépin 1976; Lamberton 1986; Copeland – Struck 2010, esp. Most’s article. Though he is far from the level of Hellenistic scholar poets: compare the analysis in Rengakos 1993, 1994. On the other hand, QS avoids the use of Homerica: cf. Vian 1963, xxviii. , 17) notes that Triph. uses Homeric half-lines that were athetised by some commentators: Il. 290 (see Schol. in Il. 290: Z μ« «< Ω λ P « #A >: $ ,Ρ $ «$ μ« φκ ³ Ω λP « #A α « , κ 9.

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