Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ten top parallel narratives

Philip Hensher's new novel is The Emperor Waltz.

At the Guardian the author shared his top ten parallel narratives--i.e., novels that pair unconnected but related stories. One entry on the list:
Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner

When first published in 1942, the publisher insisted on adding "and other stories" to the title. Now, it looks, as Faulkner insisted, like a bold, fragmentary sort of novel, hallucinatory visions from the history of a family over a century. We never hear the whole story; we are just treated to it in powerful bursts. One of his best and most influential books.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue