Barn Burning Faulkner Audio

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The key questions, then, concern Abner Snopes motivation.On the face of things, his behaviors are bizarre and unaccountable.

The key questions, then, concern Abner Snopes motivation.On the face of things, his behaviors are bizarre and unaccountable.

Faulkner stood accused of excessive mannerism and obscurity, and of a morbid interest in unhealthy types.

Northerners found his depiction of the unassimilated South too regional and Southerners found it too harsh and scandalous to be acceptable.

Arrange for your initial reading to be carried out at a single sitting.

Your goal in this initial reading should be to familiarize yourself with the basic facts of the story.

How would you assess the judge's decision in the second trial?

Barn Burning Faulkner Audio

After Sarty runs away at the sound of the shots, is there any indication how Sarty will turn out?

Before he developed his signature style, however, Faulkner had proven himself a powerful writer of ordinary, perfectly accessible prose.

A good example of this is the early story “Turnabout” (1925), in which an American aviator in World War I befriends a British torpedo-boat pilot and comes to see the conflict from a perspective less remote and abstract than that provided by aerial bombing.

To some extent, “Barn Burning” represents a compromise between the brutal themes of Faulkner’s high modernist style and the accessibility of his early prose.

The result is still a powerful, more-straight-forward-than-usual, glimpse into the author’s fictional world.

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