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Quentin Compson is not Faulkner, yet it is difficult not to make the reference to
Faulkner himself, so intense, so passionate, is Quentin's reaction to Shreve's
question. He doesn't hate the South, for hate, in Shreve's terms, is too simple a
Thus, when the novel opens he is running along the fence that bounds the golf
course which was formerly the Compsons' pasture: 'Through the fence, between
the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.' The first words of the second ...
Jason Compson, who exposes himself in all his meanness and vulgarity in the
third part of the novel, is a superb comic creation. As much as Benjy, whom he is
planning to have put away in the state mental hospital, he represents the final ...
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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