Posts tagged william faulkner
Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.
William Faulkner, Light in August
Immersed in Faulkner; marveling at his language.
The full truth of the Bundruns’ family life remains forever unavailable to its surviving members. The reader may come to understand it, but Anse doesn’t, or Cash, or his sister Dewey Dell, and it is only the liberty Faulkner allows himself that makes us recognize the mystery at the heart of their lives.
Michael Gorra on The Sound and the Fury
Don’t you ever wonder if life is like a book; you should be able to read and see what comes next, what’s going on now, what could ever happen?
I give you the mauseoleum of all hope and desire.
William Faulkner (about a watch). The Sound and the Fury.
If we hope for what we do not yet have, then — then! — we wait for it patiently.
“Wait a minute.” Luster said. “You snagged on that nail again. Cant you never crawl through here without snagging on that nail.”
Caddy uncaught me and we crawled through. Uncle Maury said to not let anybody see us, so we better stoop over, Caddy said. Stoop over, Benjy. Like this, see.
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
“Caddy vs. Luster – compassion vs. tolerance, holds vs. ‘shut up;’ Caddy’s appearance always signifies a true past.”
and title via Sir Sly — Gold.