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It recounts the rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen. In a sense, Absalom, Absalom! is a
detective story with Quentin Compson as the obsessed detective, and, in its final
version, Sutpen's rise and fall and their consequences are as it were the ...
Rosa Coldfield's version of Sutpen is presented in the first chapter of the novel;
General Compson's and his son's follow in the next four. We begin to understand
the roots of Sutpen's behaviour. Born among the poorest of poor whites in West ...
never will acknowledge him ; and in the end, when the war is almost over and the
two young men ride back from the Confederate Army to Sutpen's Hundred, it is
Henry who shoots Charles to prevent his marrying Judith, shoots him not in order
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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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