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4.0 von 5 Sternen Accessible first-time Faulkner
This book is actually a chain of short-stories that Faulkner wrote during the mid-thirties and then collected them in novel form. For the beginning reader who wants to read Faulkner but is daunted by The Sound and the Fury or Absolam, Absolam!, The Unvanquished gives the skeletons of Faulkner's work-- the racial interplay, the fading glory of the South, familial...
Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2000 von Marcus Green

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Anfangs ist dieses Werk schwer zu verstehen, aber nach einiger Zeit gibt sich das und man ist Teil einer faszinierenden Geschichte.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Accessible first-time Faulkner, 17. April 2000
This book is actually a chain of short-stories that Faulkner wrote during the mid-thirties and then collected them in novel form. For the beginning reader who wants to read Faulkner but is daunted by The Sound and the Fury or Absolam, Absolam!, The Unvanquished gives the skeletons of Faulkner's work-- the racial interplay, the fading glory of the South, familial conflicts and the politics of Reconstruction-- without the sometime burdens of his meatier prose. It's not a lightweight book, though. It is powerful and often neglected. I wrote my senior undergraduate thesis on this novel, and close reading just proved that even Faulkner's lesser works are better than a lot of other writers' masterpieces.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Gateway to Faulkner, 5. Juli 2000
This book, in my opinion, is the best introduction to Faulkner possible where the reader has a chance to become accustomed to the sentence structure (to some extent: the longest sentence in The Unvanquished doesn't seem to run for even a page, making this quite simplistic by Faulknerian standards) without having to worry about an overly confused plot. Although there are parts where the reader will have to back up and read a passage over, it is far more straightforward than others of Faulkner's works.
This story chronicles the growth of Bayard Sartoris from the child who thinks war is a game (even though it isn't all that far from him) and can't imagine the consequences when he plays his games a little too close to the Yankees (Ambuscade) into a man who, when faced with the tragedy of his father's demise, must make this decision: who lives by the sword shall die by it--is it time to change the Southern tradition of bloodshed?
It is also the story of the South as it undergoes its most severe upheaval in its history: the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the effect on its people.
In my opinion, the best way to get acquainted with Faulkner is to begin with The Unvanquished. Once you're done with that, I suggest Intruder in the Dust. Be warned, though, that the latter isn't nearly as simple as The Unvanquished and there is a sentence that (if I recall correctly) runs for five or six pages (or more, but I'm not entirely sure). The good thing, at least, is that you can get used to the confusing syntax while the plot is still reasonably clear: what is clearer than a murder mystery and story of racial injustice (which, as the reader will gather from The Unvanquished, is one of the themes with which Faulkner is concerned in almost all his works)? Once you are used to seeing things from a somewhat blurred perspective (and to dealing with that syntax and stream-of-consciousness technique), I suggest moving on to Go Down, Moses (but you REALLY need to look at a McCaslin genealogy first, and to do this you should go to William Faulkner On the Web), and the stories in this book range from fairly simple to truly confusing (The Bear: it is in this story where you will be very glad you read Intruder In the Dust first!). And finally, you're ready for The Sound and the Fury (all of this, of course, is my own opinion about Faulkner; the reader may tackle these books in any order which he or she chooses: BUT DEFINITELY START WITH THE UNVANQUISHED!)
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Anfangs ist dieses Werk schwer zu verstehen, aber nach einiger Zeit gibt sich das und man ist Teil einer faszinierenden Geschichte.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen I had to read this for school, 20. Mai 1999
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This is an amazing book. Faulkner and his stream-of-consciousness technique--brilliant. I had to read this for school and I thought I'd hate it, but I LOVED it. Buy this book. It's an excellent novel about absolute vs. situational ethics.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Outstanding, 16. Oktober 1997
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Excellent novel on post Civil War South and the decay of its values into that of raw human nature.
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