Thursday, June 21, 2007

Intruder in the Dust

In 1949 William Faulkner wrote this story of an unjustly accused African-American man, Lucas Beauchamp, and a boy, Chick Mallison, who comes of age as he discovers the personal meaning of relations between the races. Isolated in a county in the heart of Southern culture, this story gains power through the pen of Faulkner who leads the reader through the minds and lives of his characters with his genius. While this novel does not overwhelm us like The Sound and the Fury it is able to move the reader and convincingly portray another group of Faulkner's southern characters.

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