19 July 2012
Could this help with my Faulkner phobia?
I have not had success trying to read Faulkner's work. I read about 2/3rds of Absalom, Absalom in grad school. And then when Oprah read three of his, I bought the Oprah editions thinking if her viewers could do it, so could I. Except I didn't.
But now, the Folio Society has a version of The Sound and the Fury that uses colored ink to differentiate between the different time periods in the novel. I think I would find this quite helpful. But I don't think I am ready to pay $345 for one book from an author whose work has not proven successful for me. I wonder if I could buy a cheap copy and get out the highlighters...
Apparently, this is the way Faulkner wanted to publish it but the technology of the time didn't allow.