From Faulkner, one of the greatest American writers, comes the dark and twisted web surrounding Thomas Sutpen, a man "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." Told in Faulkner's classic mysterious style, watch as one man's every decision leads to his epic downfall, and the ruin of his entire family.
For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity, [Faulkner’s works] are without equal in our time and country.” —Robert Penn Warren
“He is the greatest artist the South has produced. . . . Indeed, through his many novels and short stories, Faulkner fights out the moral problem which was repressed after the nineteenth century [yet] for all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man. Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for greatness of our classics.” —Ralph Ellison