Post by captainhooker on Mar 12, 2009 20:56:44 GMT -5
I'm from Alabama, so I have a thing for that twangy campfire vibe of story telling. Faulkner's page long, rhythmic sentences are music to me. Flannery O'Conner's twisted sense of humor is grotesque and hilarious at the same time. Twain, who is more southern by association, IS a master, though, no matter your standards. You should read Puddin'head Wilson - it's not comic, like Huck Finn, and is even edgier in it's social criticism.
BTW - Of Mice and Men is Steinbeck, and I'm pretty sure is set in California.