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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Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner

The sequel to ‘Sanctuary’, this book came out twenty years after ‘Sanctuary’ was published. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Temple Drake is a knock-out. And, as I see it, Temple is the rather inscrutable center of both books.

Requiem for a Nun

Fingers crossed, either way. The opening piece, about the founding of the jail, is first-rate Faulkner, the rest Faulkner trying to be Sophocles and not succeeding. Oct 21, Brian Willis rated it really liked it. I needed a bun to understand some sentences.

It is what I have been placed in this story to do! Account Options Sign in. The following review has been copied from faullner The interplay is nicely done.

His first book of verse and early novels followed, but his major work began with the publication of The Sound and the Fury in The mother, Temple Drake, knows the reason why.


New York Herald Tribune. I understand the title and the challenge to the moral norm, however, I feel the modus of the message was not particularly the afulkner The story that I was fauokner more interested in was the idea of the “tamed Parisian” architect tethered to a slave and keep in captivity to organize the Mississippi’s wilderness.

He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter. So what is the point of Requiem? It is constructed in two ways – as a novel and as a play.

Requiem For A Nun

Was it when Gowan crashed his car? Then the drama is very problematic in racial terms: Malcolm Cowley in the New York Herald Tribune wrote that Requiem was “a drama conceived on a level of moral consciousness” that made it “genuinely tragic”, and “in that respect it is vastly superior to Sanctuarywhere the only morality was in the dim rqeuiem of the author’s mind.

Eight years earlier, as described in SanctuaryTemple fell into the hands of a gang of violent bootleggers and was raped and imprisoned in a brothel through the drunken irresponsibility of her escort, Gowan Stevens. On becoming Gavin Stevens 6 Sep 01, Born in in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was the son of a family proud of their prominent role in the history of the south.


In RequiemTemple, now married with a child, must learn to deal with her violent, turbulent past as related in Sanctuary. Temple seems a very damaged woman, but when that damage began and who inflicted it cannot be answered. Requiem for a Nun First edition. Each prose section focuses on a specific institution the courthouse, state house, and jailhouse respectively that serves as the setting for the following dramatic section of the story.

The story that I was really more interested in was the idea of the “tamed Parisian” architect tethered to a slave and keep in captivity to organize the Mississippi’s wilderness.

Requiemoriginally published in book form, was later adapted for the stage. The governor has already refused to grant clemency for Nancy.

Requiem for a Nun – Wikipedia

This model is incredibly effective. Though his work was published gequiem earl William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. Si passa dal tribunale nell’atto primo sino al Parlamento nell’atto secondo per poi giungere alla prigione nell’atto finale e conclusivo.

Sound of feet, then the door L opens and Temple enters. He uses a few of the same characters, the connection is not that important.