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It is about Faulkner's sense of the southern wilderness woods as a mythic place, an area of continual possibility, until corrupted by modernity, commerce, and the European notion of land as commodity. It is about the power of the wilderness to draw out the best in people, when the wilderness is approached with reverence, awe and humility. It is about Ike McCaslin's gradual understanding of his family's role in the primal sin of the American south, slavery and the use of blacks as commodities, an ...more
Very interesting reading. I think Faulkner has much to say about the human condition and certainly a great deal about slavery and the effects of it on this country. Beneficial reading for all Americans and everyone else also.