Critical Companion to William Faulkner: A Literary Reference by Vice-President of the James Joyce Society and Professor of

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By Vice-President of the James Joyce Society and Professor of Theology and English A Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Golay, Robert W Hamblin

Serious significant other to William Faulkner - an important revision and growth of ''William Faulkner A to Z'' - beneficial properties greater than 80,000 extra phrases. personality entries and important remark sections on Faulkner's significant works were considerably increased, and completely new sections offering excerpts from modern studies were further. different new good points contain extra studying lists for Faulkner's significant novels and brief tales in addition to an in depth chronology of 1 of Faulkner's maximum and most intricate works, ''As I Lay Dying''. This name covers such subject matters as: descriptions of characters in Faulkner's fiction, resembling Benjy and Quentin from ''The Sound and the Fury''; information about Faulkner's kinfolk, acquaintances, colleagues, and critics; genuine and fictional locations very important to Faulkner's existence and literary improvement, from Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi to Hollywood; interviews and speeches given by means of Faulkner; and, principles and occasions that prompted his existence and works, together with slavery, the Civil battle, international struggle I, and civil rights.

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Compson; Jason III) The son of General Jason Lycurgus Compson II and the father of Quentin Compson, he is an attorney of faded Southern gentility, disillusioned and cynical. Fond of whiskey and windy speeches, he nevertheless is attentive to Quentin and, in the twilight on the veranda of the family home, helps him piece together the saga of Thomas Sutpen. He also appears in The SOUND AND THE FURY and in the novel’s appendix (see Appendix), the short stories “THAT EVENING SUN” and “A JUSTICE,” and is referred to in GO DOWN, MOSES (“The BEAR”).

QUENTIN COMPSON’s father speculates that Bon “loved Henry the better of the two”—that he regarded Judith as the shadow of his actual love (86). Bon, Charles A wealthy and sophisticated New Orleansian, Bon’s background is shadowy. Ignorant of his father’s identity, he leaves New Orleans at age 28 at the encouragement of his revenge-seeking mother, Eulalia Sutpen, to study law at the UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI in OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI. There he makes friends with Thomas Sutpen’s son Henry Sutpen. As Eulalia Bon had hoped and planned, Charles goes to SUTPEN’S HUNDRED with Henry, meets Henry’s sister (and his own half sis- Bon, Charles Etienne St.

Sentences that occasionally deal simultaneously with the doings of young Quentin in 1910 and of the Sutpens in 1860. The truth seems to be that Faulkner fears banality. . He has been complex before, but never uncommunicative. Occasionally there are passages of great power and beauty in this book, passages which remind us that Faulkner is still a writer with a unique gift of illuminating dark corners of the human soul. There are other passages which, while hardly communicative, drop into a pure blank verse and are estimable for their sheer verbal music.

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