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By William Faulkner

The Mansion completes Faulkner's nice trilogy of the Snopes family members within the legendary county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi, which additionally comprises The Hamlet and The Town. starting with the homicide of Jack Houston and finishing with the homicide of Flem Snopes, it strains the downfall of the indomitable post-bellum relations who controlled to grab regulate of town of Jefferson inside a new release.

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I think all artists get ahead like that. Now some speak of an abstract spirituality. I never had to go to prison MIGUEL ALGARÍN 39 to learn; I did not get an education behind bars like so many Nuyorican poets. That is not my experience. CDH: But did life in the United States help you to become a writer? MA: Of course. Do you know what it was to be 12 or 13 years old and to go out of my apartment—6D—at 725 FDR Drive, to turn toward the West, and go through where the Jewish people lived and through where the Polish people and the Hungarians and the Ukrainians lived?

In the stories I try to imply rather than explain. I don’t know if I achieve it, but that’s what I try to do. JACK AGÜEROS 25 CDH: I found that in the collection of stories titled Dominoes there is an evident stylistic intention, particularly in regard to the form of the story, and there is an economy of the narrative elements. Do you think maybe that has to do with the fact that you also write poetry and for the theater? Your stories go straight to the point and you build up the structure carefully.

CDH: Really? Do you think the American experience is also crucial for those painters? JA: Sure, because one is inserted within one’s culture at home, but at the same time one gets on a subway and has five of the greatest museums in the world within the space of one mile. So nobody can stay closed in within his own culture in the United States. Maybe that is good and maybe it isn’t, I don’t know. What I do know is that it is impossible to stay isolated within JACK AGÜEROS 31 one culture. This situation also gives everybody the opportunity of introspection, of thinking about one’s own culture at the same time that you can go out and get into contact with others.

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