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Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
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Jan 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: american-lit
Recommended to Diane by: Kurt Krueger
Recommended for: Active readers
read count: 1

I read this collection of short stories in college for a paper and had a great time reading it. It should be considered in the cycle story category in that all of the short stories have a connection to each other, but can also be read individually.

What I quickly started doing as I was reading was making a huge chart of how all of the characters from the short stories were connected. These stories all take place in Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha county. It was a lot of fun to track who, what, when, where.

I am a big fan of Faulner's style. He is descriptive, witty, complex, and thick. His subject matter is always so interesting, mostly the decaying South post Reconstruction--the decline of the upper classes, the rising up of the middle classes, the backwardness of the South. It is all so interesting to me.

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