William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury, New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929

  1. Christopher MacGowan

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch45

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

How to Cite

MacGowan, C. (2011) William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury, New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1929, in The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch45

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160230

Online ISBN: 9781444393675

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Keywords:

  • William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929);
  • The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner's fourth novel - his second to take place in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, set in his native Mississippi;
  • The first, Sartoris, published in January 1929 - and The Sound and the Fury, appearing in October;
  • Portable Faulkner in 1946, and full text - in a one-volume edition, including As I Lay Dying;
  • Yoknapatawpha County, and its residents - appearing in Faulkner's novels and stories;
  • The Sound and the Fury, covering a day - narrated by one of the three Compson brothers;
  • mentally retarded Benjie, narrating first section - making little distinction between past and present;
  • Benjie, accurate in his narration of dialogue - dialogue events, outside of his sense experience and awareness;
  • Faulkner, prepared in 1945 for The Portable Faulkner - set out at some length past history of the Compson family as well as its future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography