Underground Frat Announces “The Sound And The Fury” As April Book Of The Month
FOSTER STREET – The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Boston College’s premier and only attempt at Greek life, announced Thursday that William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury as the April selection for their monthly book club.
This announcement comes on the heels of March’s insightful discussion of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Faulkner’s timeless novel about the futility of language and life itself is sure to have a lasting impact upon the fraternity.
One may assume that those participating in Greek life would be reading Homer or Aristotle, but ask Cornelius Lyndon (CSOM ’18) and he will tell you otherwise.
“You uncultured simpletons may occupy yourselves with these rudimentary texts, but the brothers and I simply do not squander our time with such rubbish.”
“Typical frat houses may have beer cans and half-eaten bags of Doritos lying around, but the inhabitants of our prestigious abode would much rather play 3D chess with C-SPAN in the background than engage in debauchery,” said President Maximillian Thurman (CSOM ’18) between puffs of a tobacco pipe.
The rest of the student body is often surprised at the farternity’s activities. Those in the group say that they spend more time critiquing baroque-era music and art than surveying the Barstool Instagram. Most of their free time is spent attending the opera or playing a friendly match of croquet.
Just last week, brother Winston Van Burtenshaw (MCAS ’19) held a screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, which was followed by a discussion of the impact of the French New Wave on modern cinema.
Hopefully this month’s selection will go far better than the heated debates that ensued during a discussion of the world-renowned piece of philosophical fiction Rick and Morty.
“While the first and second seasons grappled with Rick’s strongly nihilistic worldview, season three lacked that ‘je nais se quoi’ that made the first two seasons so intellectually stimulating,” said Lyndon.