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The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner

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Bleikasten, Andre. The Most Splendid Failure: Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1976.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Interpretations: William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.

Cowan, Michael H., ed. Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Sound and the Fury. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice, 1968.

Irwin, John T. Doubling and Incest / Repetition and Revenge: A Speculative Reading of Faulkner. Expanded edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Kinney, Arthur F. Critical Essays on William Faulkner: The Compson Family. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1982.

Minter, David. “Faulkner, Childhood, and the Making of The Sound and the Fury.American Literature 51 (1979): 37693.

Polk, Noel, ed. The American Novel: New Essays on T he Sound and the Fury. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Weinstein, Philip, ed. William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury : A Critical Casebook. New York: Garland, 1982.

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by wendyperson, October 26, 2013

What are the ages (birth years) of Caddy, Jason, Quentin. I know Benjy is 3 in 1898 and the youngest of the children but would like to know others. Is birth order: Jason, Quentin, Caddy, Benjy?

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by EastN, December 13, 2013

I'm fairly certain Quentin is the oldest. The oldest son at least.

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by JRuiz17, May 17, 2014

I believe Caddy is the oldest, followed by Quentin, Jason and Benji. In 1910, Quentin is a freshman at Harvard. That would make him six in 1898, and probably make Caddy around eight. I'd say Jason is around four or five in 1898, making him 34-35 in 1928 (Benjy's 33rd birthday). It's obvious that the four of them are fairly close in age, all born between 1889-1895.

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