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FREE EPUB ↠ MOBI A Fable By William Faulkner ò 9780394724133 Ö ❮Reading❯ ➻ A Fable Author William Faulkner – Insolpro.co.uk This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955 An allegorical story of World War I set in the trenches in France and dealing osteE for Faulkner Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvr I don't mind dense and rambling novels but when combined with 'repetitive' and 'opaue' the results are a far challenging read than seems necessary Faulkner was no doubt a brilliant writer but by the time he wrote this his fifteenth novel he was less in need of talent than of an editorThe plot itself is actually pretty straightforward a French battalion in WWI lay down their arms and refuse to fight at the behest of a Christ like corporal Chaos ensues as the military powers that be realize that if all the soldiers realize peace is as simple as everybody agreeing to stop fighting then what's the point of being a power that be'sThe characters and situations are thinly veiled allusions to the story of Christ down to the details Mary Magdalene the twelve disciples the betraying Judas Pontius Pilate a crown of thorns and so on The nuance of the parallels are part of what make Faulkner such an amazing author Some might call the biblical callbacks heavy handed but the manner in which he logically summons all of these elements in such a staggeringly different context is remarkable And he uses the context of the trenches of WWI to make some original points about the nature of power and honor and responsibilityFaulkner also has an uncanny knack for turning seemingly tangential characters into men and women loaded with deep dark undercurrents of emotion and baggage There are several key passages where a seemingly unrelated side story turns into vivid character study flavoring later events with hints of turbulence that would otherwise be missedEvidence of William Faulkner's genius is abundant There is a 5 star novel buried in these pages The problem is that its hidden amidst pages and pages and pages and pages rambling paragraphs and speeches and descriptions that are circular and repetitive and overly flowery to the point of being masterbatory I'm a bull headed reader and will never skip over a chapter or a page or a paragraph or even a sentence just because I think its boring or unnecessary 99 times out of 100 they may be unnecessary but at least they serve the purpose of being baroue flourishes that add to the literary ambienceHuge passages in A Fable don't serve a purpose but also don't really add anything to the proceeding aside from lots and lots of extra words to pour through I'm sure the author would disagree Faulkner viewed A Fable as his masterpiece but good lord its tough to get through some of thisIt becomes so unnecessarily dense there are minor plot points that get lost or distorted in the minds of the readers In one GoodReads review I read a reader noted that the Christ figure of the story had the initials JC a further link to Jesus The Wikipedia summary lists his name as Corporal Zsettslani Actually they're both wrong; his name is Stephan The confusion is understandable though as most of the characters are seldom referred to by name Stephan is named once toward the end and there is a liberal use of pronouns with ambiguous antecedents so its easy to lose track of who is who is what they're doing at any given moment This is the kind of confusion that is borne from trying to maintain focus while mucking through some of the endlessly labyrinthine rhetoric clogging up vast swathes of this bookAll you have to do is look at my list of favorite books and you'll see that I do not shy away from long dense meandering novels But A Fable tests one's patience such that what otherwise I would have viewed as an accomplished 5 star work I can only hesitantly recommend as a frustrating 3 star workIf you want dense nearly opaue Faulkner that pops instead of trudges read Absalom Absalom

A Fable By William FaulknE for Faulkner Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvr I don't mind dense and rambling novels but when combined with 'repetitive' and 'opaue' the results are a far challenging read than seems necessary Faulkner was no doubt a brilliant writer but by the time he wrote this his fifteenth novel he was less in need of talent than of an editorThe plot itself is actually pretty straightforward a French battalion in WWI lay down their arms and refuse to fight at the behest of a Christ like corporal Chaos ensues as the military powers that be realize that if all the soldiers realize peace is as simple as everybody agreeing to stop fighting then what's the point of being a power that be'sThe characters and situations are thinly veiled allusions to the story of Christ down to the details Mary Magdalene the twelve disciples the betraying Judas Pontius Pilate a crown of thorns and so on The nuance of the parallels are part of what make Faulkner such an amazing author Some might call the biblical callbacks heavy handed but the manner in which he logically summons all of these elements in such a staggeringly different context is remarkable And he uses the context of the trenches of WWI to make some original points about the nature of power and honor and responsibilityFaulkner also has an uncanny knack for turning seemingly tangential characters into men and women loaded with deep dark undercurrents of emotion and baggage There are several key passages where a seemingly unrelated side story turns into vivid character study flavoring later events with hints of turbulence that would otherwise be missedEvidence of William Faulkner's genius is abundant There is a 5 star novel buried in these pages The problem is that its hidden amidst pages and pages and pages and pages rambling paragraphs and speeches and descriptions that are circular and repetitive and overly flowery to the point of being masterbatory I'm a bull headed reader and will never skip over a chapter or a page or a paragraph or even a sentence just because I think its boring or unnecessary 99 times out of 100 they may be unnecessary but at least they serve the purpose of being baroue flourishes that add to the literary ambienceHuge passages in A Fable don't serve a purpose but also don't really add anything to the proceeding aside from lots and lots of extra words to pour through I'm sure the author would disagree Faulkner viewed A Fable as his masterpiece but good lord its tough to get through some of thisIt becomes so unnecessarily dense there are minor plot points that get lost or distorted in the minds of the readers In one GoodReads review I read a reader noted that the Christ figure of the story had the initials JC a further link to Jesus The Wikipedia summary lists his name as Corporal Zsettslani Actually they're both wrong; his name is Stephan The confusion is understandable though as most of the characters are seldom referred to by name Stephan is named once toward the end and there is a liberal use of pronouns with ambiguous antecedents so its easy to lose track of who is who is what they're doing at any given moment This is the kind of confusion that is borne from trying to maintain focus while mucking through some of the endlessly labyrinthine rhetoric clogging up vast swathes of this bookAll you have to do is look at my list of favorite books and you'll see that I do not shy away from long dense meandering novels But A Fable tests one's patience such that what otherwise I would have viewed as an accomplished 5 star work I can only hesitantly recommend as a frustrating 3 star workIf you want dense nearly opaue Faulkner that pops instead of trudges read Absalom Absalom

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A Fable By William Faulkner Ø This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1955 An allegorical story of World War I set in the Took a long time to turn the last page I feel relieved not coz I ended it but happy to have read it uite a writer Faulkner isI'd call it a challenging read as the story would never come across easily The developments are far too measly compared to the detailed description If it's a story you want don't bother to read this Set amidst the world war background where one unit of army goes for mutiny under the leader 'corporal' who is center point of mass fury as he brings war to the end To resurrect the  messiah of peace in fiction was a theme for this story which kept writer bound for almost a decadeFaulkner braids the wisps of words entwined with explicit details and then spins it hurls around and fling in a delivery one catch the action in last moment almost missing it Since the plot is unhappening its natural it takes time The vocabulary is expansive for my tastes the tone becomes monotonous a lot Also if you tend to read books half way you might tempt to live it in between The story tangles a lot formation on different planes and different time blurs previous one the paragraph long sentences makes you re read some long sentences and yet you go on You see he's genius Handling such story in so unlikely fashion sandwiching it in between his detailed observations and nuances of characters actions and tightly woven background If its your idea of good book go for it I feel Pulitzer award was justified to have this book I think the tough serious language and slow pace kept it reaching to masses like Faulkner's other creations For me I will read it after some years again BOOK ☆ A Fable By William Faulkner É William Faulkner

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William Faulkner É A Fable By William Faulkner DOC Trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment it was originally considered a sharp departur What can I say? It's Faulkner Even when he's not at his best which I think applies to 'A Fable' he's still a magnificent writer and a literary genius I started this one a long time ago and then got sidetracked by other things at about one third of the way in Because of the time lapse since when I put it down and because it's Faulkner I just started all over again And it's a hard slog in the beginning The farther along you muddle through though the clearer everything gets That's the beauty of Faulkner you might not think you are absorbing what he is writing but trust the process it's in the brain and its meaning will reveal itself as you go along I could clearly see the religious parallels creatively imbued in this story of the unknown soldier who in this case paused the Great War WWI Don't want to comment much on that aspect of the story as it's well trodden ground I'll just say that this novel constitutes an indictment on the horror of war the dangers of nationalism and militaristic patriotism and the inevitable nature of humanity's embrace of violent conflict to resolve disputes I'm still absorbing a lot of the meandering that Faulkner did in the beginning sections of the novel and I think to be honest that some of that meandering was as much a bit of Faulkner being careless and resting on his reputation for this kind of writing as it was some profound plumbing of the psychological and philosophical depths Some of the meandering was I think not as intentionally meaningful as one might impute to it In fact I do think some of it is just intellectual psychobabble But also probably not as much as some who tire of Faulkner's style might also think I love Faulkner and I think all of his novels should have won Pulitzers This one is deserving though I know that others of his novels that didn't win are better and deserving There are very few writers in the same league as Faulkner And I am kinda glad that I have now this moment completed my goal of reading every single Pulitzer fiction winner with a Faulkner novel