Monday, May 2, 2011

WIlliam Faulkner's Oxford

The town of Oxford is still there, and is a lot the way Faulkner described it in his writing as the seat of the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. The author of this article takes a tour and reports back. '[Faulkner] told the Paris Review in 1956, "I discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it, and by sublimating the actual into apocryphal I would have complete liberty to use whatever talent I might have to its absolute top." ' More...

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