Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This is perhaps Faulkner's most haunting work, especially given that it is narrated by that tormented soul, Quentin Compson, when asked by a Harvard classmate to tell a story about the South. What follows is a narrative like no other, casting the South as if from the pages of the Old Testament. I was hoping to find Shelby Foote's 1936 review, but this is the closest I got. The book cast quite a spell on me when I read it some years ago, and would love nothing more than to read the original edition again.