Each of these characters is unique and fully realized.
For all its attempts to elucidate the economic and social structures that led to the decline of the south, this book is best in its portrayal and critique of romance.
One of the best series I ever read and fine literature, in an ultra-Twain sense, to boot.
The preponderance of William Faulkner's stories of his mythical Yoknapatawpha County concern the fallen Southern aristocracy and read like Greek tragedies; I can enjoy but not... Read morePublished 3 months ago by gammyraye
This book is more accessible for the average reader than Faulkner's, The Sound And The Fury- by which I mean that after a few pages you can figure out what is going on, even if you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Lewyn
If you consider yourself a wordsmith, please enter this Faulkner world to find a bit of humbling. For sheer artistry, The Hamlet is the finest work I have read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kevin Osborne
"There's some things even a Snopes won't do. I don't know exactly what they are, but they's some somewhere."
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It is an American classic. Difficult to read--but well worth the effort. Having a southern background helps
In understanding Faulkners novels
The Hamlet is considerably better than the two novels William Faulkner had published previous to it: The Unvanquished and The Wild Palms. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Buzalka
THE HAMLET is the sixth Faulkner novel I have read in the past year. In it, Faulkner does not strive as much for profundity or innovation as in earlier classics such as "The Sound... Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. M. Peterson
Like most of what Faulkner writes, it's unique in composition and often difficult, but definitely worth the struggle to see what happens when we let Snopesism take over.Published on March 28, 2013 by K. Harris