By William Faulkner
"Read, learn, learn. learn everything-trash, classics, sturdy and undesirable, and notice how they do it. similar to a chippie who works as an apprentice and stories the grasp. learn! You'll take up it. Then write. whether it is sturdy, you'll discover. If it's no longer, throw it out the window." -William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner's epic story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who involves Jefferson, Mississippi, within the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wasteland. He was once a guy, Faulkner stated, "who sought after sons and the sons destroyed him."
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From a force of fifty-two Fiends, forty survived and of these five were sorely wounded. Termagants, Blue Horrors and Murderers had suffered greatly. A large number had been torn apart in the first onslaught, many others had been toppled down the Ramparts to strew their armored husks through the detritus. Of the hundred men, twelve had been killed by bullets, another fourteen by dragon attack; a score more were wounded in various degree. Carcolo lay back, his eyes closed, his mouth working feebly.
I will explain in your words, so that you will comprehend. Certainties—no, not certainties: definites…Definites exist. These are units of certainty, quanta of necessity and order. Existence is the steady succession of these units, one after the other. The activity of the universe can be expressed by reference to these units. Irregularity, absurdity—these are like half a man, with half a brain, half a heart, half of all his vital organs. Neither are allowed to exist. ” Kergan Banbeck threw up his hands, turned once more to the sacerdote.
He exercised with diligence, and as the night reached its end, he declared himself fit. Overhead the star Coralyne vibrated poisonous colors: red, green, white, by far the brightest star of the cluster. Carcolo refused to look up at the star, but its radiance struck through the corners of his eyes whenever he walked on the valley floor. Dawn approached. Carcolo planned to march at the earliest moment the dragons were manageable. A flickering to the east told of the oncoming dawn storm, still invisible across the horizon.
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner