Harvard Club of Georgia Book Club - April
Book: Absalom, Absalom
by William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom, William Faulkner’s 1936 masterpiece, has an accessibility issue: to make it accessible he must make it inaccessible. Meaning, the novel’s mythic quality makes it a transcendent, timeless classic, but in order to achieve that mythic quality, Faulkner must obfuscate his story. To make his story into a myth, which hasn’t been told, Faulkner employs several devices. First, he starts his myth by layering his story, telling it several times over, from different perspectives, leaving out facts, including misperceptions, but adding a little more insight each time. –Dave Nash, Medium
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6:30PM Wed 21 Jul 2021 ( Timezone: Eastern )
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