- MA, USA
- member since March 11, 2009
Laurel C’s last login was Thursday, October 13, 2011.
Excellent choice to quit Faulkner's "A Fable". I made myself read the entire novel, and it never did make much sense. It was supposed to be a Christ allegory, and I could see that when I really stretched the limits symbolism, but all-in-all it was a miserable read. How did that man even get published? :) Yes, Pulitzer Prize novels are an study in American history and much can be gained from reading them even if the story itself is somewhat bland (such as Now in November). Andersonville was about as ugly as a story can get, but I'm so glad I read it...horrors! Conrad Richter's "The Town" was one of my faves, and "Lamb in His Bosom". And, of course, Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a shame that "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published the same year as Gone With the Wind or it could have been a Pulitzer choice (it's very telling of the plight of negros in the 1930s). I accepted your friendship! Nice to meet you!
I can't believe it! Another person who has read "The Store" by T.S. Stribling! And for the same reason; an effort to read all the Pulitzer Prize winners. I've read over fifty of them, but like you, that lofty goal has taken a back seat. But, back to The Store, was that not a completely awesome story! Agree about the ending. And Faulkner? His "A Fable" (Pulitzer 1954, or maybe 56) was very hard to get into, though I've heard Faulkner described as "The American Shakespeare. I don't like reading Shakespeare either :) But, different strokes for different folks.