Culture

Apr 17, 2018

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.

David Latham — Freelance writer

David Latham

Freelance writer

Sacred Cows is a series dedicated to overrated cultural artefacts and the more deserving ones we’ve lost sight of in their shadows. Each installment will pose an argument for one or the other, re-evaluating the worth of a text and the praise it has (or hasn’t) received.

This week, David Latham makes the case against William Faulkner's 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury.

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