Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes a book discussion in English about the novel ‘The Sound and the Fury’ by William Faulkner
This is a free book discussion in English, organized at not cost for the attendees. The only requirement is to read the book!
The tragedy of the Compson family features some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant.
Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.
William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.
The majority of his works are set in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, «for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel.» Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature. Faulkner was influenced by European modernism, and employed stream of consciousness in several of his novels.
Book discussion: ‘The Sound and the Fury’ by William Faulkner
When: Saturday April 15th, 2023, at 18:00 (6pm, Madrid local time)
El Paraíso del Desierto
C. del Dr. Esquerdo, 140, 28007 Madrid
Language: English (we’ll debate in English)
Organizer: Adrian Diaz
Contact: +34 668853320
Mandatory: Read the book
It’s not necessary to book in advance anymore, just show up at the designated place on the day and time of the discussion and we’ll be there. We’re usually 14-15 people for the famous books, and around 9-10 people for the less known ones.
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