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William Faulkner: Novels, 1957-1962: The Town / The Mansion / The Reivers (Library of America) Hardcover – October 1, 1999
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Within the LOA series, the novels are arranged chronologically (though the volumes were not released in sequence). Consequently, the present volume contains the last two novels (The Town and The Mansion) in Faulkner's great trilogy, The Snopes. To get the first (and critically proabably the best) novel in the trilogy, The ;Hamlet, you'll have to purchase William Faulkner: Novels 1936-1940 (ISBN 0-940450-55-0). Since that volume also includes Faulkner's masterpiece Absalom! Absalom!, it is worth the purchase price. In my opinion, it is impossible to overpraise The Snopes trilogy, and it is difficult to summarize its themes. Suffice it to say, the trilogy encompasses many genres (myth, folklore, legend, realism, epic) while provideing an insightful and scathing commentary on the American dream, society, and the tension between traditional values and modernity. (Faulkner's insights make Theodore Dreiser look like an entertainment Tonight! reporter.Read more ›
The third vilume, The Reivers is a funny and entertaining story of young boys on an adventure that begins with stealing a car and go to Memphis. and find out the seamy side of life.
Personnaly I prefer novels by Norman Mailer. The last one I read from Mailer, also from Amazon, was "The Castle in the Forest", about the fictional design of somebody like Hitler and or Czar Nicholas II and in the future people like the dynasty of Matos's, a fiction book Norman never wrote. The novel by Eduardo Giudice Kutz's Screams, also from Amazon is quite a thrilling story too.
In other words, novels have to bring something crazy to us, mixed to normal reasonings.