“My name is Snopes, I heard you got a farm to rent.” Thus William Faulkner, in the Snopes Trilogy, introduces us to Flem Snopes. In this trilogy we will meet other members of the Snopes clan, some angry, some mad, some humorous, and others tragically sad. The humor is dark and at times gothic, the tragedies sometimes almost unbearable, but tragedy or humor, Faulkner’s brilliance as a storyteller is evident throughout each book. In the spring term we will read The Hamlet (Vintage International, 1991) and The Town (Vintage International, 2011). Note: we plan to finish the Snopes Trilogy (The Mansion) in the fall term 2018.