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The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

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Author

William Faulkner

Year Published

1929

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

William Faulkner uses four different narrators in The Sound and the Fury, one for each of the book's four parts, in order to show the same events from different perspectives.

Tense

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The book's title comes from a famous speech in Shakespeare's Macbeth, describing life as a "tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing."

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