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William Faulkner (1897–1962)

Autore di L'urlo e il furore

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Born in an old Mississippi family, William Faulkner made his home in Oxford, seat of the University of Mississippi. After the fifth grade he went to school only off and on-lived, read, and wrote much as he pleased. In 1918, refusing to enlist with the "Yankees," he joined the Canadian Air Force, mostra altro and was transferred to the British Royal Air Force. After the war he studied a little at the University, did house painting, worked as a night superintendent at a power plant, went to New Orleans and became a friend of Sherwood Anderson, then to Europe and back home to Oxford. By this time he had written two novels. The Sound and the Fury followed in 1929. Financial success came with Sanctuary in 1931, which he assisted in filming. Faulkner 's novels are intense in their character portrayals of disintegrating Southern aristocrats, poor whites, and African Americans. A complex stream-of-consciousness rhetoric often involves Faulkner in lengthy sentences of anguished power. Most of his tales are set in the mythical Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, and are characterized by the use of many recurring characters from families of different social levels spanning more than a century. His best subjects are the old, dying South and the newer materialistic South. As I Lay Dying (1930), is a grotesquely tragicomic story about a family of poor southern whites. With Absalom, Absalom! (1936); the difficult parts of his famous short novel "The Bear" (published in Go Down, Moses, 1942); and the allegorical A Fable (1954), a non-Yoknapatawpha novel set in France during World War I; Faulkner returned to an innovative and difficult style that most readers have trouble with. Yet, interspersed among such works are collections of easily read stories originally published in popular magazines. There seems to be a growing sentiment among critics that the Snopes trilogy-The Hamlet (1940), The Town (1957), and The Mansion (1959)-for the most part an example of Faulkner's "moderate" style, could well be among his most important works. Faulkner was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature "for his powerful and artistically independent contribution to the new American novel," but it would appear now that he also deserved to win that honor for his contribution to world literature. When reporting his death, the Boston Globe quoted Faulkner's having once told an interviewer: "Since man is mortal, the only immortality for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. That is the artist's way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must some day pass." In addition to the Nobel Prize, Faulkner received the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1950, and in 1951 he was given the National Book Award for his Collected Stories Collected Stories. For his novel A Fable he received the National Book Award for the second time, as well as the Pulitzer Prize in 1955. The Reivers (1962) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1963. In 1957 and 1958, he was the University of Virginia's first writer-in-residence, and in January 1959 he accepted an appointment as consultant on contemporary literature to the Alderman Library of that university. Although Faulkner was not without honors in his lifetime and has received world recognition since then, it is surprising to learn that, when Malcolm Cowley edited The Portable Faulkner in 1946, he found that almost all of Faulkner's books were out of print. By arranging selections from the works to form a continuous chronicle, Cowley deserves much of the credit for making readers aware of the way in which Faulkner was creating a fictive world on a scale grander than that of any novelist since Balzac. William Faulkner died in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1962. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Nota di disambiguazione:

(eng) This is not the same person as William Falkner (d. 1682), English theologian. Do not combine the two.

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Serie

Opere di William Faulkner

L'urlo e il furore (1929) 17,332 copie
Mentre morivo (1930) 14,855 copie
Luce d'agosto (1932) 9,256 copie
Assalonne, Assalonne! (1936) 7,698 copie
Santuario (1931) 3,758 copie
Go down, Moses (1942) 3,331 copie
I saccheggiatori (1962) 2,293 copie
Intruder in the Dust (1948) 2,097 copie
Gli invitti: romanzo (1938) — Autore — 1,968 copie
Il borgo (1940) 1,833 copie
Palme selvagge: romanzo (1939) 1,304 copie
Una favola (1954) 855 copie
Il palazzo: romanzo della famiglia Snopes (1959) — Autore — 721 copie
La citta: romanzo (1957) — Autore — 716 copie
La paga del soldato (1926) 696 copie
Requiem per una monaca (1951) 646 copie
Sartoris (1929) 625 copie
Mosquitoes (1927) 543 copie
Oggi si vola (1935) 509 copie
Knight's Gambit (1949) 463 copie
Bandiere nella polvere (1929) — Autore — 426 copie
The Portable Faulkner (1946) — Autore — 275 copie
Il grande sonno (1946) — Screenwriter — 273 copie
New Orleans Sketches (1957) 213 copie
To Have and Have Not (Acque del Sud) (1944) — Screenwriter — 191 copie
L' albero dei desideri (1927) — Autore — 161 copie
The Bear (1942) 128 copie
Sanctuary and Requiem for a Nun (1951) — Autore — 125 copie
These Thirteen (1931) 72 copie
The Old Man (1948) 65 copie
Barn Burning (1979) 60 copie
La lunga estate calda (2004) — Autore — 48 copie
A Rose for Emily {story} (1945) 46 copie
Vision in Spring (1984) 39 copie
Fumo (1993) 38 copie
Mayday (1974) 36 copie
Father Abraham (1983) 30 copie
A Rose for Emily {book} (1996) 27 copie
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Faulkner : Oeuvres romanesques, tome 1 (1977) — Autore — 23 copie
Dry September 23 copie
Essays, Speeches & Public Letters {1965} (1605) — Autore — 21 copie
The Long Hot Summer (1958) 20 copie
The Essential Faulkner (1967) — Autore — 16 copie
A Green Bough (1933) 15 copie
Una rosa per Emily (1997) — Autore — 15 copie
Barn Burning {story} (1997) — Autore — 14 copie
The William Faulkner Audio Collection (2003) — Autore — 14 copie
Eine Rose für Emily (1930) 13 copie
All the Dead Pilots (2002) 12 copie
That Evening Sun {story} (1931) 12 copie
La pallida Zilphia Gant (1980) 12 copie
Noveller (1992) 11 copie
Barn Burning and Other Stories (1971) — Autore — 11 copie
Stories from six authors (1960) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Two Soldiers (1983) 11 copie
The Best of Faulkner (1955) 10 copie
The Marionettes (1975) 10 copie
Red Leaves: Stories (1972) — Autore — 10 copie
Meistererzählungen (1970) 9 copie
la regina delle piramidi (1955) — Screenwriter — 9 copie
Turnabout (1932) 8 copie
Privacy: che ne e stato? (2003) 8 copie
Le opere: Santuario, Luce d’agosto (1978) — Autore — 8 copie
Obras completas (1959) 8 copie
Schwarze Musik. (1994) 8 copie
Lo! 8 copie
Spotted Horses (1989) 7 copie
Faulkner : Oeuvres romanesques, tome 3 (1977) — Autore — 7 copie
As I Lay Dying [2013 film] (2013) — Autore — 7 copie
Seasons of Light in the Atchafalaya Basin (1983) — Autore — 7 copie
A FAULKNER PERSPECTIVE (1976) 6 copie
Wash (2012) 6 copie
Mountain Victory (2002) 6 copie
Karhu ja muita novelleja (1969) 6 copie
Obras Completas 1 (2004) 6 copie
William Faulkner Reads (1998) 6 copie
Red Leaves {story} — Autore — 5 copie
Faulkner at Nagano (1956) 5 copie
Idyll In The Desert (1985) 5 copie
Faulkner : Oeuvres romanesques, tome 4 (1977) — Autore — 5 copie
Rose for Emily and Wash (1984) — Autore — 5 copie
romanzi (1995) 5 copie
Douglas Sirk: Filmmaker Collection [videorecording] (2018) — Screenwriter — 5 copie
A Justice 4 copie
Ad Astra (2006) 4 copie
Cartas escogidas (1983) 4 copie
Pantaloon in Black (1942) 4 copie
Kurtar Halkimi Musa (2015) 4 copie
Obras Completas V (2005) 4 copie
Nouvelles (2017) 4 copie
Strange Love (1963) 3 copie
CUENTOS REUNIDOS (2013) 3 copie
The Old People (1942) 3 copie
Mississippi Poems (1979) 3 copie
Yenilmeyenler (2018) 3 copie
Koy (2018) 3 copie
2 (2004) 3 copie
Contes (2024) 3 copie
Obras Completas VII (2005) 3 copie
The Broach 3 copie
Honor 3 copie
Stary 3 copie
A Bear Hunt 3 copie
Elly 3 copie
A Courtship 3 copie
Opere scelte (1995) 3 copie
The Fire and the Hearth (1942) 3 copie
Werkausgabe 28 Briefe (1997) 2 copie
Tomorrow 2 copie
Obras completas . VI (2004) 2 copie
The Hill 2 copie
Delta Autumn (1942) 2 copie
A Aldeia (2015) 2 copie
Salmagundi 2 copie
Evangeline (1998) — Autore — 2 copie
Hair (1968) 2 copie
Mississippi (2000) 2 copie
Was (1942) 2 copie
Ensayos Y Discursos (2012) 2 copie
Death Drag 2 copie
Crevasse 2 copie
Faulkner op West Point (1990) 2 copie
Mistral 2 copie
Faulkner 2 copie
The Leg 2 copie
Beyond 2 copie
Fox Hunt 2 copie
Victory 2 copie
Carcassonne — Autore — 2 copie
The Tall Men 2 copie
Golden Land 2 copie
Amerikaanse verhalen — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Smásögur 1 copia
HL' Ialbero dei desideri (1998) 1 copia
Kogda ya umirala (2017) 1 copia
Elmer (1987) 1 copia
Lekeli Gunler 1 copia
The Waifs 1 copia
Welcome to USA (2012) 1 copia
TYMI 1 copia
Svetiliste 1 copia
DUMAN 1 copia
Old Man [1997 TV movie] (1997) — Autore — 1 copia
Humphrey Bogart Classics: Volume 2 — Writer — 1 copia
Histoires diverses (1967) 1 copia
The Hound 1 copia
Opere 1 copia
El villorrio (2016) 1 copia
Cavalli pezzati (1997) 1 copia
12 סיפורים (2018) 1 copia
Duman 1 copia
Smasogur 1 copia
Baynama arqad muhtadirah (2014) 1 copia
Dilek Agaci (2016) 1 copia
"A Bear Hunt" 1 copia
"Hair" 1 copia
Snobovi 1 copia
Mektuplar (2014) 1 copia
New Orleansin tarinoita (2016) 1 copia
البعوض 1 copia
2003 1 copia
Road to Glory, The (1964) 1 copia
TRE RÖVARE 1 copia
Byn roman 1 copia
Zascianek 1 copia
Wielki las (1997) 1 copia
Rezydencja (1983) 1 copia
Fumo 1 copia

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 1,565 copie
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Collaboratore — 1,260 copie
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni929 copie
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Collaboratore — 766 copie
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 754 copie
Il Colore del Male (1987) — Collaboratore — 727 copie
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Collaboratore — 683 copie
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1944) — Collaboratore — 644 copie
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Collaboratore — 542 copie
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 513 copie
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Collaboratore — 498 copie
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Collaboratore — 464 copie
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Collaboratore — 462 copie
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 456 copie
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Collaboratore — 436 copie
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni335 copie
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Collaboratore — 298 copie
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Collaboratore — 294 copie
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Collaboratore — 291 copie
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Collaboratore — 289 copie
Six Great Modern Short Novels (1954) — Collaboratore — 275 copie
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 269 copie
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Collaboratore — 199 copie
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Collaboratore — 189 copie
This Is My Best (1942) — Collaboratore — 188 copie
Nobel Prize Library: Faulkner, O'Neill, Steinbeck (1971) — Autore — 185 copie
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Collaboratore — 180 copie
Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Collaboratore — 177 copie
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Collaboratore — 149 copie
The Pocket Book of Modern American Short Stories (1943) — Collaboratore — 146 copie
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Collaboratore — 143 copie
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Collaboratore — 140 copie
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Collaboratore — 136 copie
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Collaboratore — 113 copie
Great Modern Reading (1943) — Collaboratore — 107 copie
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Collaboratore — 99 copie
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
American Short Stories (1976) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni95 copie
More Stories to Remember, Volume II (1958) — Collaboratore — 94 copie
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Collaboratore — 77 copie
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Collaboratore — 77 copie
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Collaboratore — 77 copie
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Collaboratore — 73 copie
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Collaboratore — 72 copie
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
The Medusa in the Shield (1990) — Collaboratore — 65 copie
Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1985) — Collaboratore — 61 copie
Gunga Din [1939 film] (1939) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Collaboratore — 59 copie
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Collaboratore — 59 copie
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (1984) — Collaboratore — 54 copie
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Collaboratore — 52 copie
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
Art of Fiction (1967) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
Eleven Modern Short Novels (1970) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
The Experience of the American Woman (1978) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Collaboratore — 42 copie
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Collaboratore — 41 copie
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Collaboratore — 40 copie
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
Tales of Terror (1943) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Collaboratore — 34 copie
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1996 (1996) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Collaboratore — 28 copie
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Ten Modern Short Novels (1958) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Collaboratore; Collaboratore — 22 copie
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
A Treasury of Sea Stories (1948) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
Short Stories II (1961) — Collaboratore — 18 copie
Nine Short Novels (1952) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
The Tarnished Angels [1957 film] (1957) — Original book — 16 copie
Air Force [1943 film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 15 copie
All verdens fortellere (1990) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni15 copie
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
The Story Pocket Book (1944) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
31 Stories (1960) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Loaded for Bear: A Treasury of Great Hunting Stories (1990) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Favourite Scary Stories from Graveside Al (1996) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Intruder in the Dust [1949 film] (1949) — Original novel — 11 copie
A New Southern Harvest (1957) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
Erzähler des S. Fischer Verlages 1886-1978 (2018) — Autore — 9 copie
Fiction Goes to Court (1954) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
More Stories to Remember, Volume IV (1958) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Writer to Writer: Readings on the Craft of Writing (1966) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Modern American Short Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
William Faulkner's Barn Burning [1980 TV movie] (1985) — Original play — 7 copie
The Story Survey (1953) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
Concerning a Woman of Sin and Other Stories of Holllywood (1960) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Strange Desires (1954) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Best Crime Stories — Collaboratore — 3 copie
American Short Stories (1978) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Modern Short Stories — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Breakdown and Other Thrillers (1968) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Daughters of Eve (1956) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Strange Barriers (1955) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
American Short Stories (Oxford Literature Resources) (1992) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Modern Short Stories — Collaboratore — 2 copie
El cuento literario (2008) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
15 Great Stories of Today (1946) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1957 — Collaboratore — 1 copia
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1934 (1934) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Modern American short stories (1963) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Spectacle of Sport: Selected from Sports Illustrated (1957) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Sanctuary [1961 film] (1961) — Original novel — 1 copia
The PL book of modern American short stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

Etichette

Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Faulkner, William
Nome legale
Faulkner, William Cuthbert
Altri nomi
Faulkner, Will
Data di nascita
1897-09-25
Data di morte
1962-07-06
Luogo di sepoltura
St. Peter's Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
New Albany, Mississippi, USA
Luogo di morte
Byhalia, Mississippi, USA
Causa della morte
suffered a serious injury in a fall from his horse, which led to thrombosis
Luogo di residenza
Oxford, Mississippi, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Istruzione
University of Mississippi
Attività lavorative
novelist
short story writer
poet
literary critic
essayist
screenwriter (mostra tutto 14)
playwright
bank clerk
postmaster
roof painter
carpenter
deckhand
coal shoveler
pilot
Relazioni
Faulkner, John (brother)
Falkner, Murry C. (brother)
Faulkner, Jim (nephew)
Falkner, William Clark (great-grandfather)
Percy, William Alexander (friend)
Anderson, Sherwood (friend) (mostra tutto 9)
West, Nathanael (friend)
Franklin, Malcolm A. (stepson)
Wells, Dean Faulkner (niece)
Organizzazioni
British Armed Forces
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
University of Mississippi (postmaster)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (screenwriter)
Warner Brothers (screenwriter) (mostra tutto 8)
University of Virginia (writer-in-residence)
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Premi e riconoscimenti
Nobel Prize (Literature, 1949)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1939)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1948)
William Dean Howells Medal (1950)
Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur (1951)
Silver Medal of the Greek Academy (1957) (mostra tutto 8)
National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal (1962)
Created the PEN/Faulkner Award
Breve biografia
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.

Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919 and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner's renown reached its peak upon the publication of Malcolm Cowley's The Portable Faulkner and his 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the only Mississippi-born Nobel winner. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), each won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) appears on similar lists.
Nota di disambiguazione
This is not the same person as William Falkner (d. 1682), English theologian. Do not combine the two.

Utenti

Discussioni

Folio Society Devotees: Sound and Fury in Book talk (Ottobre 2023)
Folio Society Devotees: Sound and Fury in Folio Society Devotees (Ottobre 2023)
The Snopes Trilogy, Volume III, The Mansion in Club Read 2023 (Settembre 2023)
The Snopes Trilogy, Volume II, The Town in Club Read 2023 (Agosto 2023)
The Snopes Trilogy Group Read: The Hamlet in Club Read 2023 (Luglio 2023)
The Sound and the Fury LE in Folio Society Devotees (Mag 2021)
Faulkner and james Branch Cabell in William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (Ottobre 2020)
As I Lay Dying: The More You Know. in William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (Novembre 2018)
William Faulkner- American Author Challenge in 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Marzo 2014)
LIGHT IN AUGUST - Group Read Discussion Thread in 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Agosto 2013)
The Sound and the Fury GROUP READ in 2013 Category Challenge (Aprile 2013)

Recensioni

Quattro giornate e quattro punti di vista diversissimi fra loro, flussi di coscienza che si completano a vicenda e ci aiutano a dare una dimensione alla famiglia Compson, segnata da un alone di tragedia.
Pilastro della letteratura americana, L'urlo e il furore è universalmente considerato ostico, difficile da comprendere e assimilare. La verità è che è un libro da affrontare in maniera intuitiva più che analitica, bisogna lasciarsi trasportare dalle parole senza tentare di dar loro un senso, solo così arriveremo davvero al cuore dell'opera.
Particolarmente vero per la prima parte, forse la più emblematica e sicuramente la mia preferita: è geniale l'idea che ad introdurci nel mondo dei Compson sia Benji, il fratello intellettivamente disabile; grazie a lui penetriamo subito l'interiorità di cose e circostanze, senza sovrastrutture e senza contesto. Può sembrare dispersivo ma andando avanti nella lettura ci accorgeremo che paradossalmente il punto di vista più onesto è proprio il suo.
La seconda parte è altrettanto complessa ma in maniera più intellettuale che viscerale, nelle ultime due invece la scrittura si normalizza e finalmente riusciamo a chiudere il cerchio sul destino oscuro di questa famiglia del sud. Significativo il fatto che la conclusione sia riservata a Dilsey, la serva nera: ufficialmente non un membro della famiglia ma la cosa più vicina ad un genitore che abbiano avuto i piccoli Compson, e forse l'unico personaggio davvero positivo.
Un romanzo unico nel suo genere, che unisce una scrittura formidabile in grado di spaziare tra gli stili più diversi ad una grande intensità emotiva.
Non è una lettura leggera, ma un'opera di questo livello val bene lo sforzo.
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Bellissimo romanzo in cui i personaggi sono tutte figure archetipiche, ognuna con la propria storia densa e spesso tragica. Siamo nel profondo Sud degli Stati Uniti, negli anni trenta
Il romanzo è ambientato per la maggior parte a Jefferson, immaginaria cittadina violenta, dove regna il moralismo razzista e bigotto, il fanatismo religioso, trasposizione di Oxford, nel Mississippi, terra natale dell’autore. Una narrazione che alla fine si rivela corale, epica. Sotto l'implacabile luce d'agosto si consumano le vicende di una schiera di personaggi: Lena Grove una ragazza incinta alla tenace ricerca del padre di suo figlio, un uomo solitario e dannato dal nome strano di Joe Christmas, Byron Bunch, un operaio della segheria, il reverendo Hightower, figura cardine della narrazione.… (altro)
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Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a large sum fails to pay they are forced against their better judgment to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie “Slim” Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days. (fonte: imdb)… (altro)
 
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MemorialeSardoShoah | 6 altre recensioni | Sep 27, 2020 |
Ancora una volta ci troviamo in quel Sud acre, piagato da una maledizione ancestrale, che costituisce l?ambiente di quasi tutta l?opera faulkneriana. Terra reale, certo, ma anche luogo metaforico, dove i motivi del sangue, dell?odio, dell?amore, della vendetta e dell?incesto sembrano trarre linfa vitale da quello che il Sud, ogni Sud, simboleggia: sentimenti e passioni esacerbate, demoni meridiani, forze primigenie. Assalonne Assalonne è la storia del tramonto di una civiltà patriarcale che ha il suo perno in un personaggio che sembra uscito da un apocrifo del Vecchio Testamento: Thomas Sutpen, una sorta di demonio, spietato dominatore di uomini e dissodatore di terre, destinato a subire una tremenda nemesi che travolgerà tutta la sua stirpe. Una stirpe che vedrà la volontà di potenza e la hybris del suo capostipite collassare nel grido inarticolato dell?ultimo discendente, l?idiota Jim Bond. Tra Thomas e Jim, Faulkner imbastisce una mole impressionante di eventi, storie, personaggi, dimostrando un dominio sbalorditivo su una materia narrativa polimorfica esaltata da un ?cast? di personaggi vasto e memorabile, e sostenuta da una sbalorditiva arte del contrappunto, del montaggio, dove è evidente l?eco incredibilmente attuale dell?estetica barocca.… (altro)
 
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