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The Sound and the Fury Faulkner, William January 30, 1991

The ostensible subject of The Sound and the Fury is the dissolution of the Compsons, one of those august old Mississippi families that fell on hard times and wild eccentricity after the Civil War. But in fact what William Faulkner is really after in his legendary novel is the kaleidoscope of consciousness—the overwrought mind caught in the act of thought.

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