Father Abraham, Nineteen Twenty Six

Father Abraham Nineteen Twenty Six A sale of fiery wild ponies which manage to escape their corral after they are sold introduce Flem Snopes the man behind the sale to the town of Frenchman s Bend

  • Title: Father Abraham, Nineteen Twenty Six
  • Author: William Faulkner
  • ISBN: 9780824068011
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A sale of fiery wild ponies, which manage to escape their corral after they are sold, introduce Flem Snopes, the man behind the sale, to the town of Frenchman s Bend.

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    1. As the introduction says, Father Abraham is not quite a fragment, not quite a finished work. This constitutes an early work-in-progress by a young Faulkner which slowly transformed into the great Snopes trilogy. The work in Father Abraham eventually found itself into The Hamlet, a book I aim to ready later this year. Faulkner's writing has never been so singular and so authentically pure and resonant. There is just something special about each turn of phrase, each metaphor which would never come [...]

    2. Father Abraham, is basically an unpublished first attempt at the famous "Spotted Horses" story and Snopes saga, sort of an ​ur-​Hamlet. It's described in the Introduction as "Not a fragment, not quite a finished work, Father Abraham is the brilliant beginning of a novel which William Faulkner tried repeatedly to write, for a period of almost a decade and a half, during the earlier part of his career"Why read Father Abraham? First it's a ripping good yarn and a wonderful compact version of al [...]

    3. An interesting look at how Faulkner struggled to tell the origins of the Snopes family. Much of these pages were eventually folded into The Hamlet as the section The Spotted Horses. But, this volume is really more for Faulkner completists.

    4. Too short (20 pages?) to be worth 4 stars, it's just a snippet. An early view of Ab Snopes and the roots of the Snopes clan.

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