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The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence$
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M. Thomas Inge

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496803382

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001

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Review of Soldiers’ Pay

Review of Soldiers’ Pay

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(p.46) Review of Soldiers’ Pay
Source:
The Dixie Limited
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Arnold Bennett

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0006

This chapter is an essay which reviews Soldiers' Pay, which it calls a war-book. Soldiers' Pay is about returned soldiers, and the whole story revolves around a terribly scarred aviator who dies of war. War-scenes are directly and well described in the book. The text points out a number of flaws in Soldiers' Pay. It claims that William Faulkner's novel is clumsily constructed, being lopsided; the opening chapters, though admirable, are far too long. Furthermore, the book is over-emphasized throughout and some of the locutions are irritating. A more serious fault, however, is that the book is difficult to read.

Keywords:   novel, William Faulkner, Soldiers' Pay, soldiers, war

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