Go Down, Moses

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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“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.




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User Review  - Lisa.Johnson.James - LibraryThing

Having never read Faulkner, I was pretty happy with this one. I enjoyed each story for itself, as well as how well each story fit in with the whole. The only thing that I would have liked better was ... Read full review

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User Review  - blanderson - LibraryThing

Some beautiful and truly touching stories, and certainly some of Faulkner's best. Oddly enough, The Bear, which is often mentioned as Faulkner's best story, fell dead and completely flat after Ike's ... Read full review

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William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, among many other remarkable book. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.


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