Whether you've never heard of William Faulkner or the mere thought of Faulkner fills you with dread as you flashback to high school English, Oprah's Book Club is here to help you navigate the twists and turns of The Sound and the Fury.
Shift Happens: Things to Look For
Choose Your Own Pulp Fiction Adventure
Like Quentin Tarantino's movie, Pulp Fiction, the sections in The Sound and the Fury—told from different perspectives and at different points in time—build on each other like scenes from the movie. So if you're wrestling with one section, "fast forward" to another! (Just make sure you make it all the way through the novel at least once.)
If You Get Confused
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Get the most out of your reading with more advice on how to approach the works of William Faulkner in general from a Faulkner fan from way back.
Published on June 03, 2005