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review Absalom Absalom 103 free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë William Faulkner William Faulkner ë 3 characters Umano profondamente umano o il lusinghiero vituperio di barbaro Tra i grandi romanzieri Joseph Conrad è stato forse l'ultimo cui interessavano in egual misura le tecniche del romanzo e il destino e il carattere dei personaggi L'ultimo fino alla straordinaria comparsa di Faulkner A Faulkner piace esporre il romanzo attraverso i personaggi Il metodo non è del tutto originale ma Faulkner vi trasfonde una intensità uasi intol. Absalom Absalom William Faulkner s Novel of the Death of the Old SouthConsidered by many Faulkner scholars to be his masterpiece Absalom Absalom was read by goodreads group On the Southern Literary Trail in April 2012 And the king was much moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept and as he went thus he said O my son Absalom my son my son Absalom would God I had died for thee O Absalom my son my son Second Samuel 1833 King James VersionInterestingly enough Absalom Absalom and Gone with the Wind were both published in 1936 Both were novels of the Old South However while Margaret Mitchell chose to romanticize that society William Faulkner removed any element of fanciful romance from the story revolving around the rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen a man with a design to found a patriarchal dynasty but who lost everything in his attempt to doFaulkner originally titled his novel Dark House but as he wrote his complex story adopted the story of King David and his son Absalom as a appropriate fit with the figure of Thomas Sutpen and his family This was a novel that Faulkner struggled with through false starts interruptions with his work as a screenwriter for Howard Hawks and the death of his younger brother Dean who died in a plane crash in 1935 Further his initial submissions to his publisher were returned to him as being confusing and incapable of being understoodFaulkner s premise for Sutpen s story is no one person is capable of knowing what truth is History is an amalgam of documentation memory and the telling of it One lawyer colleague of mine has as his motto Perception is reality For the reader of Absalom Absalom it is uite similar to being a member of a jury listening to the testimony of multiple witnesses weighing their demeanor their testimony their biases and prejudices viewing the exhibits and ultimately as a group determining what is the truth of the case tried before themFaulkner had his characters and story in mind His problem was how to tell the story of Thomas Sutpen and the lives of his children which occurred in the past by characters in the ostensible present of the novel Among his working papers was a flow chart showing the sources of information and the basis of how his characters knew what they did At the top was Thomas Sutpen originally named Charles From Sutpen a line flowed to Rosa Colfield who would be Sutpen s sister in law Another line flowed to the right to General Compson his only apparent friend to his son uentin Compson II In the center at the bottom of the working page is uentin Compson III whom we originally meet in The Sound and the Fury uentin is linked to Sutpen by his direct connection to Rosa Colfield who tells the story from her perspective and from information passed down to him by his grandfather and father uentin emerges as the central thread from whom we learn the evidence of the case of Thomas Sutpen Then in a masterstroke of structure Faulkner provides the reader with uentin s Harvard roommate Shreve McCannon an outsider a Canadian who provides uestions and his own interpretation of the information uentin provides himIn essence Faulkner s structure is much akin to eating an artichoke peeling the delicate leaves from it nipping the tender flesh from the base of the leaves until we reach the unveiled heart the ultimate delicacy or in literary terms what the reader discerns to be the truthThomas Sutpen appears in Jefferson Yoknapatawpha County Mississippi in 1833 He is a mystery He is a man without a past without a lineage Nor is he forthcoming about where he has come from or the source of his wealth that allows him to purchase one hundred suare miles of land from Old Chickasaw Chief Ikkemotubbe With him Sutpen has a band of wild negro slaves who speak in a language unknown to the inhabitant s of Jefferson Sutpen also carries with him a French architect who will design and direct the building of Sutpen s big houseThis information is provided by Rosa Colfield the sister of Ellen whom Sutpen courts in peremptory fashion Referring to Sutpen as man horse demon Rosa reveals her biases and prejudices against Sutpen For it develops that prior to her death Ellen had put the responsibility of protecting her children Judith and Henry when she is no longer alive Sutpen will curtly propose to Rosa to become his second wife but she will leave after being insulted by Sutpen for reasons that will be made considerably later in the novelNot only is reading Absalom a bit like dining on an artichoke it is also very much like peeling an onion layer after layer Through Grandfather and Father Compson we learn that Sutpen had come from the mountains of western Virginia from a poverty stricken family Sutpen is turned away from a Tidewater Virginian s front door by a slave This rejection will deepen Sutpen s desire to be as rich as any man Sutpen becomes an overseer on a Haitian plantation He puts down a slave revolt He is awarded for bravery by being given the plantation owner s daughter in marriage However he puts her aside upon discovering that her complexion is not the result of a Spanish mother but a black descendant Not only does Sutpen put her aside but his son by her The thought of a marriage of miscegenation does not fit in with Sutpen s design to be landed gentry in Northern MississippiSutpen s downfall is foreshadowed by the appearance of Charles Bon enrolled as a student in law at the infant College Oxford Bon becomes fast friends with Henry who idolizes the elegant older man from New Orleans That Bon meets Judith during a visit to Sutpen s plantation is inevitable Sutpen s wife Ellen considers Bon to be Judith s future husband However it would appear that Bon has desire for Henry than Judith The homoerotic electricity of the relationship is palpable though neither man ever indicates the occurrence of a sexual actThe coming Civil war prevents resolution of Bon s relationship with Judith Henry and Bon join the University Grays formed at Oxford and head to war with the belief that all the South held that defeat was impossible Sutpen also went to war as a General His bravery is never at uestion However as a result of a talk with Henry regarding Bon Henry repudiates his position as heir to the Sutpen holdings Nevertheless although he say he does not believe what his father has told him about Bon which is never directly revealed to the reader Henry hope that the war will resolve the issue of Bon s marriage to Judith Perhaps the war will remove one or both of them making any confrontation unnecessary But it does notIs Charles Bon the son of Thomas Sutpen How will Henry resolve the propriety of Bon s marriage to Judith since the war left them both survivors And what of Thomas Sutpen s fate What will come of Sutpen s One Hundred when it becomes part of a conuered nation What secrets do Thomas Sutpen s house still hold that Rosa Colfield demands that uentin ride with her to that dark house before he leaves the South to become a student at HarvardAbsalom Absalom is Faulkner s pivotal novel of the death of the Old South In it he leaves no doubt that he considered slavery to be the institution that condemned it and destroyed it Shreve McCannon the outsider the neutral observer the Canadian astutely observes that the descendants of those that once held no freedom would rule the hemisphereFaulkner s opinion of Absalom Absalom was I think it s the best novel yet written by an American Random House headed by Bennet Cerf was excited by the novel stating on the jacket that it was Faulkner s most important and ambitious contribution to American literature The novel was released October 26 1936Typical of literary criticism of the time Faulkner remained their favorite whipping boy Clifton Fadiman writing for The New Yorker said the novel was consistently boring that he didn t know why Faulkner wrote it and that he didn t understand it Harold Strauss writing for the New York Times said that its unreadable prose should be left to those who like puzzles Faulkner s Early Literary Reputation In America by OB Emerson UMI Research Press Ann Arbor Michigan 1984 What the critics of the 1930s did not recognize was that Faulkner had discovered modernist techniues already used by Woolf Conrad Kafka and Joyce Today typical analysis of Absalom is that its sole competitors in contemporary American literature are Dreiser s An American Tragedy and Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby William Faulkner American Writer A Biography Frederick R Karl Weidenfeld Nicolson New York New York 1989 page 582I d say Karl is right And as for prose for people who like puzzles think of peeling all those leaves off that artichoke That succulent heart dipped into drawn butter is worth the work

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review Absalom Absalom 103 free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë William Faulkner William Faulkner ë 3 characters Nel gennaio del 1937 recensendo su «El Hogar» il recente Assalonne Assalonne Borges scriveva «Conosco due tipi di scrittore l'uomo la cui prima preoccupazione sono i procedimenti verbali e l'uomo la cui prima preoccupazione sono le passioni e le fatiche dell'uomo Di solito si denigra il primo tacciandolo di bizantinismo o lo si esalta definendolo artista puro L'altro più fortunato riceve gli epiteti elogiativi di profondo. How am I to put all the pain of this novel into a review The pain of the suffering characters The pain of the reader suffering with them There were moments when I felt I couldn t take it any when the carefully built puzzle added another piece to the beautifully decorated and carefully furnished hellscapeWhat makes you able to talk about that kind of pain then I could ask following the path of uentin and Shreve the two dialogue partners who preside over the story in the story trying to carve out truth in the muddle of prejudice pride hatred and occasional passion mostly unaccompanied by loveAnger I d say Anger at the fact that a monster like Sutpen can walk the earth admired as a godlike creature by the people who share his racist and misogynist revenge and entitlement thinking Anger that he has the power to put children into the world to CREATE like an evil mirror of the Creator of the Southern religion whose only purpose is for his glory and honour to be perpetuated in a pure male line Female descendants don t count and neither do sons if they have any trace of African American ancestry Some women are just about good enough to give pleasure if the occasion arises but their children are not even good enough to acknowledge their existence in front of the world Anger drove me and one uote broke my heart So it s the miscegenation not the incest which you can t bear As did the fate of Milly Jones and her baby GIRL A human being for Goodness Sake No not a vessel of Sutpen genes lacking y chromosomes Sutpen differs from his biblical source in that his heart is not broken like that of David confronted with Absalom s death He is merely offended in his right to perpetuate his meaningless string of genes in a line of white only male gorillas He pushed one old man over the edge and found his end in the most suitable way His curse lives on and on and on way beyond the magnetic closing lines answering the uestion put to uentin why he hates the SouthI dont hate it he thought panting in the cold air the iron New England dark I dont I dont I dont hate it I dont hate itRepeating the mantra in the same way a desperately caring person says I don t care I don t care I don t careBut we do and therefore books like this hurt A lot

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review Absalom Absalom 103 free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë William Faulkner William Faulkner ë 3 characters Lerabile In uesto libro di Faulkner vi è un'infinita decomposizione un'infinita e nera carnalità Lo scenario è lo Stato del Mississippi gli eroi uomini annientati dall'invidia dall'alcol dalla solitudine dai morsi dell'odio Assalonne Assalonne è paragonabile a L'urlo e il furore Non conosco maggior elogio di uesto» Né noi conosciamo migliore presentazione di uesta Assalonne Assalonne è apparso per la prima volta nel 19. Starting to read Absalom Absalom might feel at first like walking into your friends having an important conversation but because you missed the first half of it you can t tell whom it s about and why they sound so absorbed by it and they re so concentrated that they can t and won t listen to you reuesting that they please start over All you can do is try to make sense of the clues and signs you re able to grasp and try to figure out for yourself at least for the time being bits of the narrative Of course you could also excuse yourself and give them some privacy but you d be missing out on a great book Like the making of a pearl mollusks depositing calcium carbonate in concentric layers as a defense mechanism against a potentially threatening irritant such as a parasite inside the shell or even a grain of sand in rare cases isolating it from their mantle folds That s how I like to imagine William Faulkner wrote this novel he idealized the plot and his characters and then realized something tragic would have to happen to them that would be their demise the threatening irritant a crime and instead of telling his tale conventionally he slowly protected and isolated it with layers and layers of different perspectives from various unreliable narrators In how many different ways can the same story be told Can each one of these coexist on their ownThere are mainly four people Rosa Coldfield father and son Jason and uentin Compson and Shreve McCannon the latter s roommate in this uest of trying to understand and ultimately make sense of what they ve heard about the events that took place over the course of a century as the fates of the Sutpen Coldfield and Bon families are encapsulated from the 1800 s until the early 1900 sEach one of these four voices which at some point are all narrators of the story have some knowledge of what happened in certain periods of time Part of that knowledge though is pure guessing or interpretations based on their own points of view and so it s up to us who are reading a story from someone who s heard of a story from others to be careful as to what we can assume as fact or merely personal conclusion While Miss Rosa who s emotionally involved and was a living part of the tragedy fuels her narrative with sentimentality and bias Mr Compson relies on a hear and say account since he s heard it all from his own father uentin and Shreve approach the subject objectively in black and white ironically one might say considering this particular book just summarizing all the information they d obtained from several sources while still trying to attribute what were the underlying reasons in all of the character s actionsThe novel s plot is basically about the rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen a poor white man who has a project for his life since he was a teenager to have a big mansion a family and heirs to carry out his name Arriving in Jefferson Mississippi he is able to obtain some land and through the course of a few years builds up his sumptuous mansion The next step is to find a wife Ellen Coldfield a local woman whom he marries and gives him two children Henry and Judith It all seems to be working accordingly to his plans until Henry who s now in the University brings home for Christmas his fellow student and best friend Charles Bon whom Ellen Coldfield hopes will marry her daughter The simple possibility of this wedding brings drastic conseuences to the lives of the three families and only through analyzing their past we can begin to comprehend why an unexpected killing took place and how that altered Sutpen s schemes and how he felt he would have to try againCompleting the merits of the book Faulkner gives us beautiful and interesting analogies long Proustian sentences and uses a lot of visual elements to portray the character s feelings and he s still able to assign uniue ways in which all of his storytellers can express themselves and stand on their own as singular voices Not in all passages appears to be an obvious narrator but through paying attention to detail and getting acuainted with their manners it ll be easier to identify whose voice it is you hearRating while the story is in fact very interesting and keeps you curious until the end to find out what really happened to the families involved and begging for a reliable narrator who will just lay out all the cards for you the innovations in style and the narratives Faulkner employed here are what really grabbed my attention and impressed me the most I found Absalom Absalom so well crafted and written that I just couldn t help but wonder than a couple of times how did he ever idealized something like this For that 5 stars no less

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