“The Sound and the Fury” Book Notes “The Sound and the Fury” was published in 1929. It was not well received by the public until 1931,when the author William Faulkner published a new book,”Sanctuary”,which he said himself was written for fame and money. After Sanctuary was published,readers of Sanctuary started to read other novels by William Faulkner and they soon realized that “The Sound and the Fury” was a very well written book and after that it attained huge fame.“The Sound and the Fury” was Faulkner’s fifth book which was written at approximately the halfway point of his career. Until then,none of his other books had received much attention by the public. Faulkner lived in Mississippi and he wrote his books from the early 1920’s to the outbreak of World War II.The plot of “The Sound and the
Final essay – The Book of Joe The Book of Joe is a novel written by Jonathan Tropper that describes Joe Goffman’s revisit to his hometown. According to Wikipedia’s article “Jonathan Tropper”, the themes of his books often reflect his own life. This is probably why his writing, at least in The Book of Joe, feels so personal. In the beginning of the book you find out that Joe left his hometown, with no intention of returning and also wrote a book called Bush Falls. The book is mostly biographical, describing his childhood and many people in the town in a negative way.
Ashley Montagu an anthropologist by profession holds analogous point of view and confirm that taboo words are indeed social constructions which can be witnessed by the existence of taboo language in every culture (Montagu, 1967:55). He asserts the use of taboo words as “a culturally adapted response to the experience of certain circumstances” (Ibid:
b) - The Gordon Lish´s effect : "The Bath" versus "A Small, Good Thing" In 1970, after working at several low paid jobs Raymond Carver finally got his first white-collar job as textbook editor in Palo Alto. It was then, after sending some stories to Esquire, when he met Gordon Lish, who was the fiction editor for the magazine (Carver, Collected Stories 744). It was in Esquire wherein 1971; Carver had his first story published in a national magazine. The title of the story was originally “The Neighbors”, but Lish renamed the story by deleting the article to “Neighbors”. Gordon Lish became his editor and mentor and made an important contribution to the development of Carver´s writing style.
Caliban is depicted as half animal and is seen as needing someone to rule over him someone who can make him civilized. This once again works to justify the Occident's ideology that the Orient is uncivilized and the Eastern Countries need the West to help them become civilized. In Robinson Crusoe this orientalist mentality is shown through the master and slave relation between Crusoe and Friday. The way Crusoe portrays the physical features of Friday, his ignorant religious belief and also his cannibal habit, all adheres to the discourse of orientalism. Friday becomes a symbol of “the white man’s burden,” that means Europeans belief, as a civilized Anglo-Saxon Christians they have rights to make
In John William’s novel Stoner (1965), is about a man who was born in the farm around the twenty century. Stoner was written in a very simple way. The novel is about 288 pages long and it is a life story from birth to death. As Mel Livatino argues in his review, that new writers were attempted to write a novel such way but, they were not successful to fit the story in this way. John Williams uses very simple language with no description of a place or characters thoughts.
Dry September is a short story written by one of America’s most famous and influential authors, William Faulkner. He lived from 1897 – 1962. He spent most of his life in New Albany and Oxford, Mississippi. He wanted to join the United States Army, but this turned out to be impossible, due to his height. Records demonstrate that he was never part of the Canadian Air Force in WWI, as he claimed.
Jamil Ahmad is a Pakistani novelist and story writer. He is known for his book “ The Wandering Falcon” which was short listed for Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011. He was a civil servant who was appointed for 18 years in the tribal areas of Pakistan. He was a political agent in Quetta, Chaghi, Malakhand, Khyber and finally in Baluchistan. The book was composed in 1970s but it was published in 2011, three decades after its
Abstract: Literature as the strongest means of recollection of past helps to expand the thoughts in time and space. History can be well illustrated through the fiction writings. David Davidar’s The House of Blue Mangoes preserves the memory of the past, passed down from generation to readers who have not themselves experienced the events. It is a narrative which deal with the story of three generations of a family migrated from a village. The House of Blue Mangoes covers three generations of Dorai men who live in the southern village of Chevathar as they struggle to find their place in India as it morphs from a passive British colony to an independent state.
In addition, the essay will also focus on the meaning of the title, viewpoint, structure, tone and irony. Main Body: Michel Chapmen’s anthology (part two) includes the era of colonial to modern stories (1800s-1970). Herman Charles Bosman was a schoolteacher in Groot Marico district of the Northern Cape frontier in the 1920’s (Lewald, 2010). Funeral Earth is narrated by Oom Schalk Lourens, whom is portrayed by being a rough Afrikaner and poorly educated. (Lewald, 2010) suggests that this story tells a vindictive trek by a Boer commando against defiant black tribesmen in the late 1800s with focus on the meaning of life versus death and reference to the realization of futility during the war between the “Boers” and the “Mtosas”, focusing on the area where