Rotten Reviews, William Faulkner II: Light in August

“Despite Mr. Faulkner’s great gifts and deep sensitivity, what he is actually offering us is a flight from reality. It’s horrors and obscenities in no way contradict this, for many persons, tired of ordinary life, have been known to seek amusement courting nightmares.”

The Bookman

Excerpted from: Barnard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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