Absalom, Absalom! | Study Guide

William Faulkner

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Author

William Faulkner

Year Published

1936

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The story shifts among the voices of several different narrators, each of whom has a different view of the events they describe; there is also some omniscient narration.

Tense

Absalom, Absalom! is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Absalom, Absalom! refers to the story of King David and his son Absalom in the Old Testament of the Bible (2 Samuel). While the novel's narrative does not follow the biblical story precisely, it includes parallels such as sibling incest, fratricide, and rebellion against the father.

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