George Eliot’s Middlemarch

To sum this book up, it’s rather like a cross between Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov and Jane Austen’s Persuasion.  George Eliot is as sweeping and penetrating in her insights on mankind as Dostoevsky, and creates a Bildungsroman of the young English lady in a way only comparable to Austen. Continue reading

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On Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

“Dese funny folks.  Glad I aint none of em”(Faulkner 276).  This quote by Luster efficiently sums up my sentiments toward the characters in this novel.  A brutally claustrophobic work, I’ve emerged after being trapped in the Compson home with all the insanity and darkness of a tradition of deep bitterness.  Continue reading