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Go Down, Moses
Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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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 Faulkners 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ulrichyumiodd
Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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Bailedbailed

I started with “The Bear”, since my prof said it was the most important story for our class. I could not finish it in a week, and I have no desire to come back to it later (for now, at least). I don‘t mind a difficult text, but I didn‘t feel this book gave me any reward for its difficulty. I was bored and frustrated most of the time. It just isn‘t my cup of tea: not the themes, not the writing style.

BarbaraBB Lol, I had also heard about The Bear and had high expectations! 😬😳 9mo
ulrichyumiodd @BarbaraBB I almost read it all. Almost. Thankfully, Wikipedia has very complete summaries of all the stories. 9mo
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ulrichyumiodd
Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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1. 📖 Go Down, Moses
📖 Kingdom of Copper
2. Slytherin/Ravenclaw. Old Pottermore test vs new Pottermore test. I mostly identify as Slytherin!
3. Murdoch Mysteries
#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain I had a similar Pottermore experience-- Gryffindor and then Hufflepuff. Thanks for joining in 💚💙 10mo
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BarbaraBB
Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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I couldn‘t finish this one, I couldn‘t even read it. The short stories in this book together form a novel. I started each story but finished none. It‘s me, I know. I loved Faulkner‘s As I Lay Dying, but now the typical Mississippi accent just irritated me (reading English is difficult enough as it is). So no, not for me. #1001books

Tamra You tried and that counts! 10mo
BarbaraBB @Tamra Thank you I always feel so lazy when I‘m not willing to invest in a book... 10mo
robinb Faulkner is hard. Period. He‘s from my neck of the woods, and I took a college course specifically on his work. I enjoyed it, but it wasn‘t the easiest class. What sticks in my mind the most about his writing? Don‘t be so stingy with your periods, PLEASE! 🙄🤨 10mo
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BarbaraBB @robinb Yes Yes! Those periods 😬. And I mostly really enjoy Southern literature but this one was no match for me (or I for it)! 😘 10mo
arubabookwoman I love Faulkner, but he is extremely difficult to read even if English is your native tongue. Kudos for trying! And I can‘t imagine what he would be like translated. Translating Faulkner May be more difficult than translating Finnegan‘s Wake! 10mo
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman I will never read Finnegan‘s Wake I think. Ulysses was enough Joyce for a lifetime! Maybe the same goes for Faulkner: one book is enough 10mo
Taylor Ha Faulkner is a god to me. 10mo
BarbaraBB @Taylor You‘re into the hard ones, aren‘t you? Proust as well! 10mo
Blaire I read this Junior in high school, I don‘t think I could have done it without a teacher‘s guidance. It is difficult even by Faulkner standards. 10mo
Taylor @BarbaraBB Yeah I like the hard ones sometimes, if I think they have heart. I don‘t like Nabokov at all and he can be pretty hard. I haven‘t read “Go Down Moses” though. 10mo
BarbaraBB @Taylor I know what you mean, although I love Nabokov. The biggest challenge was Joyce though and reading Proust feels like a fight too at times! 10mo
BarbaraBB @Blaire I‘m happy to hear that, so it‘s not just me! 10mo
laytonwoman3rd Sorry you had to pass on this one...I can't imagine trying to read dialect in a second language, though. You get lots of points for attempting it. 10mo
BarbaraBB @laytonwoman3rd Thank you, you‘re too kind ☺️😘 10mo
ulrichyumiodd I just bailed on the same book (and thus found your review). I can certainly appreciate a hard book despite its difficulty, but not that one! 9mo
BarbaraBB @ulrichyumiodd I just read your review. Glad I‘m not the only one! 9mo
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ju.ca.no
Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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I'g going to start my Masterthesis soon, for that I will transcribe this old Moses Theatre play from the 17th century. Super interessting but also not the easiest handwriting 🙊

ephemeralwaltz 😍🙌 wow! Good luck!! 3y
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz thanks😘 I will need it🙈 3y
Sue Wow, impressive!! 3y
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Lacythebookworm I did transcription of an 18th century Boston woman's letters and it was very difficult. She used up every inch of space and even wrote across the pages! Good luck! 🍀 3y
ju.ca.no @Lacythebookworm thanks 😊 I already once transcribed a play from the 17th century but the hndwriting was bigger and it was a group projects which also helped.. but I hope I will get used to reading it after a few pages :) 3y
MayJasper Wow. I wish you well. Is that 17th century German? I hope it's not English because if it is I can't read a word. 3y
ju.ca.no @Mayjasper hehe yes, no worries, it's german ;) 3y
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MrCoachU
Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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Stopped in Oxford, MS so of course I had to stop at Square Books. I could have stayed forever and spent all the monies!!!

MrBook That store is on my bucket list. 👍🏻 3y
MrCoachU It is the best bookstore I have ever been to. I wanted to move in. 3y
StickyNote_BookReview I‘ve been there! And visited all the Square Bookstores! Did you go to the used book store and the kids bookstore too? 2y
MrCoachU I just went to the main store but I stayed for a couple of hours. It‘s the best bookstore I have ever been to. 2y
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