Reviews

  • "The novel in which Faulkner most profoundly and completely says what he has to say about the South and the human condition"

    Walter Allen
  • "For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterisation, humour and tragic intensity [Faulkner's Works] are without equal in our time and country"

    Robert Penn Warren
  • "For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made which made for the greatness of our classics"

    Ralph Ellison
  • "The magnitude of Faulkner's characters lies in their blood and bone and sinew: the exquisite specificity of their human fallibility... Faulkner seemed incapable of separating intimate character from universal truth, and this rough refusal - both humble and defiant - was at the root of his force as a writer... No other American writer has achieved such staggering heights of form"

    Boston Globe
  • "Heart-pinching"

    New York Times