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by William Faulkner

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ISBN: 0394430743
ISBN13: 978-0394430744
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: William Faulkner
Language: English
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (September 12, 1948)
Pages: 247 pages
ePUB size: 1432 kb
FB2 size: 1898 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 741
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This is incredibly difficult reading. I had to stop often and re visit the same page or chapter. But despite that, it is brilliant. Just takes time. I had tried to read this when I was much younger, but lacked the staying power.
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"Intruder in the Dust" is another of the many faces (or facets) of William Faulkner. It's a fascinating tale of the efforts of two boys (one white, one black) to save the life of a Mississippi black man accused of shooting a white man in the back. The writing includes some of Faulkner's interesting---and to some readers, maddening---techniques of writing, including motives, thoughts, scenes described in the negative (what they are not) and the use of multiple nearly synonymous verbs side by side, as if he couldn't make up his mind which to use. While that may be true, I prefer to see it as his attempt to find the most precise nuance to given actions in which a single word doesn't quite "get it."
To read Faulkner telling this simple tale is to experience life and conflict in a small southern town as if it were unreeling before your eyes in Technicolor and surround sound. Faulkner is not an "easy" nor a` "casual" read but his illustrates the difference between ordinary pulp and true literature.
His work has stood and will continue to stand the test of time.
One of my Faulkner favorites. I bought it for a grandson. It has a challenging beginning to the story because the author does not tell the reader who he is speaking about until the end of the first chapter. He merely refers to him as "he." So, a reader will think he has missed something and keeps rereading. Typical of Faulkner who never minded that his readers may be perplexed.
I recently reread Intruder in the Dust after many years, and while I always thought it was a really good Faulkner novel, now I think it's just about in the highest rank, almost on the order of The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! It's very gripping, moves at the pace of a thriller, but is just as complicated and full of insight as the absolutely best Faulkner (and I consider Faulkner to be one of the three greatest American novelists, along with Melville and Henry James). I also just saw the 1949 Clarence Brown movie made from the novel, and I think it's very much worth seeing; in some ways, in terms of moments of plot, bits of dialogue, other details, it follows the novel very closely; in other ways it makes some real simplifications, both in terms of plot and, more importantly, in terms of character, tone, and most importantly the critique of Southern racism, of which the novel, not surprisingly, has a much more nuanced account. But the film is a powerful account of the possibilities and limitations of adapting a novel into film.
Great Book. Faulkner at best. Not recommended for a reader who wants a light read. This one will make you think. Its funny, moody, sometimes very wordy but you will be made to think about what you are reading. I loved it.
I'm just going to go ahead and say that this is an excellent book (one of Faulkner's finest), but it requires a different kind of reading than most readers (even of Faulkner) are accustomed to deploying. Let me also add that, in order to get the novel's whole meaning, the reader may very well end-up taking a year: no joke. Nevertheless, the reward is beyond worthwhile--trust me. Like I said, one of Faulkner's finest.
Typical Faulkner. Not as complicated as "Absolom! Absolom!, or "The Sound and the Fury", but a good character study.