- Tapa blanda: 285 páginas
- Editor: Vintage Books (1 de noviembre de 2011)
- Colección: Vintage International
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0307946789
- ISBN-13: 978-0307946782
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Pylon (Vintage International) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – nov 2011
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One of the few of William Faulkners works to be set outside his fictional Yoknapatawpha County,Pylon, first published in 1935, takes place at an air show in a thinly disguised New Orleans named New Valois. An unnamed reporter for a local newspaper tries to understand a very modern ménage a trois of flyers on the brainstorming circuit. These characters, Faulkner said, were a fantastic and bizarre phenomenon on the face of the contemporary scene. . . . That is, there was really no place for them in the culture, in the economy, yet they were there, at that time, and everyone knew that they wouldnt last very long, which they didnt. . . . That they were outside the range of God, not only of respectability, of love, but of God too. InPylon Faulkner set out to test their rootless modernity to see if there is any place in it for the old values of the human heart that are the central concerns of his best fiction.
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One of the issues with _Pylon_ has to do with the year in which it appeared: 1935. Here we have a novel about unorthodox barnstormers, set in New Valois, Franciana (read, New Orleans, Louisiana), right between the two literary masterpieces that are _Light in August_ and _Absalom..._.
The central figures of _Pylon_ are an unnamed reporter (who plays the part of observer), the pilot Roger Shumann, his wife Laverne, and her lover Jack Holmes. Laverne has a son, Jack, and part of the problem is that no one knows which of the two men is Jack's father. The setting is an air show, in which Roger hopes to win a big prize, and the reporter to write a decent piece of news.
I personally have two main problems with _Pylon_. First, the style. It is definitely Faulkner, it is even the Faulkner of the great novels, and that is precisely the issue: the intricacy and grandiloquence that works perfectly in _Absalom..._ is simply inadequate in _Pylon_. (Please note, however, that the style of _Pylon_ is not nearly as baroque as that of _Absalom..._.) Secondly, while the novel does include human drama ("the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself," the only thing worth writing about, as Faulkner said in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech), I feel that it is not sufficiently developed, and it surfaces only towards the end of the novel.
Why, then, read _Pylon_? Why the three stars? Here are my three reasons:
1. I found the novel to be not merely readable, but also engaging. I would not say the characters are memorable, but I was interested in them, and wanted to know whether they would achieve some sort of balance and/or attain some type of glory by the end of the novel. I was also curious to see what I would find outside Yoknapatawpha.
2. This is Faulkner writing about one of his passions: airplanes. His enthusiasm for the topic can be felt, even if many of his readers do not enjoy this enthusiasm.
3. The human drama is present. It may not, as I said before, be as developed as it could have been, but it is definitely there. One cannot help but wish that Faulkner had spent more time revising _Pylon_, maybe altering the structure a bit so that what emerges rather abruptly at the end would have been developed gradually throughout. But then, as was said before, he was writing about a topic he was passionate about, and even geniuses get carried away.
_Pylon_ is emphatically not the place to begin with Faulkner (that would be _As I Lay Dying_ or _The Unvanquished_), but I encourage those familiar with his masterpieces to give this novel a chance. If you'd rather stay in Yoknapatawpha, though, I can't say I blame you.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the book!
I was not really enjoying this story, so I put it away, and only just now came across it again. I think I will just pass it on.
A reporter goes to see some airplane daredevils that have come to perform in New Orleans. He gets to know them, and is entranced with the female (go figure!). He gets most of their history. They perform, and one gets dead :( .About here is where I stopped reading.
This book was written to fill the time and goose the author trying to finish “Absalom, Absalom!”