William Faulkner American Literature Analysis
Faulkner’s works, like their creator, are highly complex. His style has caused much difficulty for readers, especially if The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, As I Lay Dying, or Absalom, Absalom! is the reader’s introduction to Faulkner. These best of his earlier Yoknapatawpha novels vary in structure but are alike in one point—an obscurity that results from unusual, complicated organization and presentation. The Sound and the Fury has multiple narrators, extended streams of consciousness, and subtle time shifts. It is divided into four, at times seemingly disconnected, parts. Light in August has three narratives interwoven, with past and present intermixed. As I...
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