HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 22 no. 2 (1987)

The Ambivalence of the Past in Faulkner's the Sound and the Fury and Marquez's Leaf Storm

John Mcniff

Discipline: Literature, Cultural Studies



Gabriel Marquez looked to William Faulkner for his model in his delineation of Macondo. Like Yoknapatawpha it becomes a microcosm of a ravished world whose past is as much a crippling burden as a precious heritage. This symbolic usage of time can dearly be seen in Marquez's Leaf Storm and Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.