Absalom, Absalom!

Author: William Faulkner

This postbellum Greek tragedy is the perfect introduction to Faulkner’s elaborate descriptive syntax.Quentin Compson and Shreve, his Harvard roommate, are obsessed with the tragic rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen. As a poor white boy, Sutpen was turned away from a plantation owner’s mansion by a black butler. From then on, he was determined to force his way into the upper ec….Read More

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