Rose Macaulay wrote over 20 fiction novels in her lifetime. She was a staunch feminist and award-winning writer in her time — most known for The Towers of Trebizond (pub. 1956). She wrote a biography on Milton, along with works about E.M. Forster and Evelyn Waugh. Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (pub. 1929) echoes some of Macaulay’s ideas in Told By An Idiot (pub. 1923), where both titles are pulled from Macbeth’s soliloquy. Not only are both books centered around a big family structure, but the perspectives come from those of the children.
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