Monday, March 26, 2012

Ten of the best fraternal hatreds in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best fraternal hatreds in literature.

One entry on the list:
Hank and Lee Stamper

Narrated in self-obsessed first-person monologues, Ken Kesey's family saga Sometimes a Great Notion features an Oregon logging clan aptly called the Stampers. Old Henry's two sons loathe each other. Hank is a tough guy; Lee is bookish. Lee leaves for his education, but then returns, bent on revenging himself by seducing his brother's wife.
Read about the other brothers on the list.

Sometimes a Great Notion may be The Great Oregon Novel.

--Marshal Zeringue