William Faulkner Requiem For A Nun

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'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 reason why. The night before the execution, a lawyer pleads with Temple to intercede, but will the past allow for justice or absolution in the present? Switching between narrative prose and play script, this is Faulkner's haunting sequel to his earlier bestseller, Sanctuary.

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Nancy, a black nursemaid, is about to be hanged for killing her mistress' baby. The lawyer, Gavin Stevens, compels the mistress to confess the reason for Nancy's crime. The law takes its course; but justice, in Faulkner's sense, has been done.

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"A revolutionary novelist - he experiments with narration like no other" ( Guardian)

"His mind to him a kingdom was; or rather, a county, Yoknapatawpha. He breathed on it and gave it life, a luminous world of rustics, comic and sinister, of inchoate historical processes and tragic human beings, earning dignity by endurance" ( Independent)

"The magnitude of Faulkner's characters lies in their blood and bone and sinew: the exquisite specificity of their human fallibility... Faulkner seemed incapable of separating intimate character from universal truth, and this rough refusal - both humble and defiant - was at the root of his force as a writer... No other American writer has achieved such staggering heights of form" ( Boston Globe)

"There is tension and passion enough in this drama. The impetus never fails" ( Observer)

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