Ever since the first furore was created on publication day in 1929, 'The Sound and the Fury' has been considered one of the key novels of this century.
It is a novel about lovelessness - 'only an idiot has no grief; only a fool would forget it. What else is there in this world sharp enough to stick to your guts?' It is a novel about intense passionate family relationships wherein there is no love, only self-centredness.
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Faulkner has a power, a richness of life, an intensity to be found in no other American writer of our time.