Absalom, Absalom

Absalom, Absalom

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ABSALOM, ABSALOM! tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, the enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson township in the early 1830s. With a French architect and a band of wild Haitians, he wrung a fabulous plantation out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. Sutpen was a man, Faulker said, who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him. His tragedy left its impress not only on his contemporaries but also on men who came after, men like Quentin Compson, haunted even into the 20th century by Sutpen's legacy of ruthlessness and singleminded disregard for the human community.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2002.
ISBN: 9781415951200
1415951209
Additional Contributors: Gardner, Grover
Summary: ABSALOM, ABSALOM! tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, the enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson township in the early 1830s. With a French architect and a band of wild Haitians, he wrung a fabulous plantation out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. Sutpen was a man, Faulker said, who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him. His tragedy left its impress not only on his contemporaries but also on men who came after, men like Quentin Compson, haunted even into the 20th century by Sutpen's legacy of ruthlessness and singleminded disregard for the human community.

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AHylaEHoldorf
Sep 07, 2014

Rather than reading, it's better to hear this extraordinary litany spoken aloud in a Southern accent.

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