The sequel to Faulkner’s most sensational novel Sanctuary, was written Told partly in prose, partly in play form, Requiem for a Nun is a. ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ Nancy, a black nursemaid, is about to be hanged for killing her mistress’s baby. The mother, Temple Drake, knows the. Switching between narrative prose and play script, this is Faulkner’s haunting sequel to his earlier bestseller, Sanctuary. Read more.

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Whic Critic Kenneth Tynan has the first – and last – word on this undramatized bosherie. It seems this should be requkem more of a classic.

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Trivia About Requiem for a Nun. The Story of Temple Drake Sanctuary I forr the play script sections were wri 3. The history of wilderness Mississippi, the founding of fictional Eequiem, and even the creation of the state capitol delivered as high drama, Faulkner’s full page paragraphs, who could do without that.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. At the time of publication, Requiem received mixed reviews. Faulkner shows how much the fwulkner form of the modern play does not fit his needs when in Act Two, he allows his notorious narrating voice to supersede the character voices of Gavin Stevens and Temple.


It’s not even past. In the postwar period his reputation rebounded, as Malcolm Cowley’s anthology The Portable Faulkner brought him fresh attention in America, and the immense esteem in which he was held in Europe consolidated his worldwide stature. View all 11 comments.

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Sound of feet, then the door L opens and Requim enters. You know who said that? Afterwards, Gowan married Temple out of a sense of honor and responsibility, and they had two children. What is the Chicago citation for this book? In Requiem for a Nun, Faulkner once again displays why he has been lauded for so long with accolades and praise.

Si passa dal tribunale nell’atto primo sino al Parlamento nell’atto secondo per poi giungere alla prigione nell’atto finale e conclusivo. It has a strange structure.

It follows Temple Drake after her appearance daulkner Sanctuary, but it’s not as exciting of a read. I did thoroughly enjoy this one, dialogue is in the form of a play, with a few faulknre prompts for scene and setting. It is constructed in two ways – as a novel and as a play. View all 6 comments.

A thousand tiny threads coming together to form what? After being rescued, Temple falsely accused another man, Goodwin, of being her rapist, causing Goodwin to be lynched by an angry cor. Ognuno di questi scenari racconta cosa avviene ai protagonisti e cosa succede loro. There was more to her story and it must have haunted him, as it haunted me, for he returned to her twenty nnu later to put her soul under a microscope.


My spirituality and my checkered past and my willingness to sacrifice myself for some sad, trifling white woman illustrates my innate saintliness! May 18, Martin rated it liked it. That Ford is an Edsel.

Requiem for a Nun

Views Read Edit View history. View all 3 comments. Great overall, but I still don’t understand the title. The play was superb and I learned where a favorite quote com Old Bill is a genius, not just tedious, and his jewels bubble up on top of his strange rabble. Faulkner Translates Past Into Present”. And yes, the language used to describe Nancy was most disturbing, and continually reiterated.

I pondered the title. Gavin urges her to appeal directly to the num governor, although it may be too late to save Nancy.

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