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Faulkner, Munro, and Bribery!

July 6, 2012 | by

  • A color-coded Sound and the Fury, just as Faulkner intended.
  • Are girly themes having a moment?
  • A beginner’s guide to Alice Munro.
  • In defense of cursive.
  • Oxford University Press is fined for bribery.
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    4 COMMENTS

    4 Comments

    1. Joe Carlson | July 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Everyone needs a little help with “Benjy,” but that help is now readily available online. This goofy color-coding idea is what gives scholars a bad name.

    2. richard h. king | July 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Color-coding may be goofy, but, if I remember correctly, it was Faulkner’s idea originally.

      Color Blind

    3. Lucas | July 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Color coding a novel as a means to study and pick it apart, like highlighting accomplishes already, would be goofy. Representing different streams of consciousness through a differentiating color palette, was Faulkner’s original idea for the book (guess we can’t blame the ethereal scholars for everything we don’t like about a piece of work).

    4. Shannon | July 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      I love the fact that the publishing industry now has the chance to give Faulkner what he originally wanted. I don’t think there is any harm at all in making a tricky part of a book more accessible to readers, and it feels pedantic to suggest otherwise.

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