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Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
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Feb 19, 12

bookshelves: american-authors, reviewed
Read from February 07 to 19, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Story of Isaac McCaslin, true heir to Carrother's McCaslin's land. Ike relinquishes the land because his conscience does not let him own it. It's very complicated. He's an uncle to everyone in the county, but a father to none.

We see in Go Down Moses some of the most incredible prose in English. Yet the facts get in the way of the story It was hard to put away my feelings of frustration as I read further and further into the book, but didn't understand the relationship between people, or even their names until at least halfway through. Faulkner often (always?) constructs stories like this but it is hard not to feel uncomfortable. After the first story, I drew a family tree in pencil and constantly edited it as new relationships and corrections come to light.


Important characters: Carrothers McCaslin, Isaac McCaslin, Sam Fathers, McCaslin Edmonds, Carrothers McCaslin, Lucas Beauchamp
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