"Just as if a man--any man--could keep a kitchen properly, "the ladies said; so they were not surprised when the smell developed. It was another link between the gross, teeming world and the high and mighty Griersons.
This is classic Faulkner. A quotation observation from the women is followed by a poetic grand statement of summation. This kind of verbal acrobatics would be in danger of coming off as pretentious overstatement in a lesser writer’s hands. Faulkner’s prose is so authoritative — neo-biblical yet graceful that the reader cannot help but agree.
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