|Pylon (1935) [Novel]|
by William Faulkner
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On the surface, Pylon is about the world of barnstorming airplane pilots of the 1930's. On a deeper level, however, its theme is far more universal. Its nameless central character, the reporter, has been assigned to cover a series of air races and exhibitions marking the opening of an airport in the South. At the beginning, he is the model of a detached journalist. But before the end of this strange and gripping novel, he has become inextricably and fatally involved with a group of three people-a pilot, a parachutist, and the woman they share-and with their way of life. Written with the breathtaking physical vividness that Faulkner at his best projects, the novel is an intensely dramatic portrayal of the relationship between society and 'outsiders,' and of the fascination the life of action and of the senses holds for the intellectual. Brilliantly mirroring the author's own complicated feelings, Pylon is a novel which, as Reynolds Price declares, 'does yield curious and-for Faulkner-unique answers. . a more interesting book than it promises to be, and finally a surprising one. . .
Original title: Pylon
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction