I think Absalom and SnF are a cut above the other two of his (generally regarded) masterworks, but those being the only I've read to completion other than a few of his short stories I'm not sure what to compare them to. I've finally had the chance to read more of Go Down, Moses the past few days and I think it's great so far. I've finished Was, The Fire and the Hearth, and Black Pantaloon. The former and the latter held my attention but I loved The Fire and the Hearth. When race is central in a Faulkner story it's always done well and never feels preachy. I'm starting to get the bigger picture of how all these stories are connected.Joy Evangelion wrote:I read that one in a couple days or so back in December 2011, so I barely remember it, but I do recall it being pretty cool and entertaining. Not as good as his four masterworks(duhhhh), but better than Intruder in the Dust and If I forget Thee, Jerusalem. The Snopes trilogy(Hamlet, Town, Mansion) was super dope as well.
On a different note, I've been going through this complete works volume of Plato with renewed vigor as part of my plan to read the Greeks and The Bible in order to read medieval theology. I read the Gorgias dialogue today, interesting takeaways being the parable told at the end (like those told in Phaedrus and Republic) and a less developed idea of irrational desires being present in all people that appears more fully in Republic.