Go Down, Moses
“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” —William Faulkner, on receiving the Nobel Prize Go Down, Moses is... show more
“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” —William Faulkner, on receiving the Nobel Prize Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them set in Faulkner’s mythic Yoknapatawpha County. From a variety of perspectives, Faulkner examines the complex, changing relationships between blacks and whites, between man and nature, weaving a cohesive novel rich in implication and insight.
Publish date: January 30th 1991
Pages no: 365
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Short Stories
The twists and turns of a large extended family that revolves around one character in one way or another while showing the change of life in Mississippi over the course of 80 years. Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner is a novel constructed around seven interconnected short stories revolving around ...
2.5 stars. parts of this were much better than others. the first story was pretty hard to follow, and even though you figure it'll be clear later, it made for difficult reading.*spoiler in this paragraph* i absolutely loved what he did in the story the bear when he talked about freedom and how th...
Though this is clearly more than just an arbitrary collection of short stories, I don't see it as a novel. It's like Weinsburg, OH, you know? "Was" ; "The Fire and the Hearth" : this is one of the best in here; "Pantaloon in Black" ; "The Old People"  and one would think essential to u...
I think I would have to read it in the context of a class to "get" this book.