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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Finale (Finally!)

Was coming down the homestretch this afternoon, going through the last twenty or so pages at a fairly steady pace since something was actually happening now. In the middle of this action, while the end is in sight with a … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Simile Explained

While it is the at the core of his style, Faulkner’s use of metaphor and simile are weird. The purpose of these elements of writing are to give the reader a quick, readily recognizable, usually visual, word or phrase that … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Characters

Faulkner does tend to like a small crew as his protagonist personality–perhaps a makeup of the raw textures of each that bring together a specter of a main character that is an extension of each, and a representative of man. … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Pure Metaphor

This one’s amazing: “(…) a wife after three years to scrutinize, weigh and compare, not from one of the local ducal houses but from the lesser baronage whose principality was so far decayed that there would be no risk of … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – More thoughts on Allegory and Elements of Style

In Faulkner’s style of using different points of view to reveal both attitudes of the characters and to give another insight that may be unknown to the other characters, I stumbled upon a nugget of information that I’m not sure … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Metaphor, Simile & Setting

There is lots to love about Faulkner’s choice of words and way with the language, but this was just perfect: But Quentin was not listening, because there was also something which he too could not pass–that door, the running feet … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Perspective

Just finished the wild ride of Chapter V wherein Miss Rosa takes over the narrative and repeats what’s happened, yet shows a different slant because of her own mental baggage. One thing that I read a bit warily is the … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Character Description

Again on Faulkner’s style, his description of aging and the normal gaining of weight is done with a flourish: He was not portly yet, though he was now getting on toward fifty-five. The fat, the stomach, came later. It came … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Absalom, Absalom! – Writing Style

Getting used to Faulkner again, and his interminable sentence structure that bathes a scene and character in mood with words that wrap around and spiral into sumbigdeal. They would be seen together in the carriage in town now and then … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: Next Up

As a treat to myself for all the writing I’ve been doing lately and in getting work published, William Faulkner. It was a tossup among Faulkner, Marquez and McCarthy–all of which I have a few unread copies of–but I think … Continue reading

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LITERATURE: The Reivers – Finale

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LITERATURE: The Reivers – The Heart and Soul

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LITERATURE: The Reivers – Fiction as a Time Capsule

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LITERATURE: The Reivers – Pace

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LITERATURE: The Reivers – Rounding Characters

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