Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text

William Faulkner
“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him.”

Reviews

Reviewed: 2015-07-04
I LOVE this book!! stream-of-consciousness is totally my thing. First book ever to depress me though. And I had to create my timeline.
Reviewed: 2014-12-28

I read Absalom, Absalom! for a class I took in graduate school on Southern American history "beyond the facts." At the time, I really slogged through it and didn't like it (I preferred The Unvanquished) but I find now that I've had it sifting around in my brain for a few years, I use it more and more as a reference point. Stylistically, it's incredible. I'll have to go back and reread at some point.

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