Each essay consists of a fictional conversation between a contributor and such literary greats as: Samuel Johnson, George Orwell, Jane Austin, Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner
, Rudyard Kipling, and others.
The bronze, life-size statue of William Faulkner
in his trademark fedora smoking a pipe and seated on a bench in front of Oxford's City Hall is one of Mississippi's most recognizable scenes.
But Jay Parini's recent biography of Faulkner, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner
, an excellent book in most respects, includes the following statement regarding Faulkner's relationship with Estelle Oldham Franklin: "Faulkner and Estelle were .
Screenwriter Leigh Brackett, who died in 1978 in Lancaster, co-wrote ``The Big Sleep'' with William Faulkner
and Jules Furthman in 1946 and wrote the screenplays for ``El Dorado,'' ``Rio Lobo,'' ``Hatari'' and Robert Altman's ``The Long Goodbye.
She carefully explains why none of the West Indian and African American novels she will discuss can be grouped with those by William Faulkner
, James Joyce, or Virginia Woolf because of distinct sociological and historical contexts.
A scholar of American literature, until recently at the University of South Carolina, Horton argues that American novelist William Faulkner
(1897-1962) borrowed characters, plots, names, themes, leitmotifs, and even literary organization for his The Manor from French writer Honore de Balzac's (1799-1850) La Comedie humaine.
The colonel's great-grandson, William Faulkner
, may have alluded to the monument in his novel "Sartoris" when describing Col.
Manuscripts 5: Volume I: Flags in the Dust.
New Orleans' literary heritage encompasses William Faulkner
, Tennessee Williams, Sherwood Anderson and Anne Rice, and Holditch, a literature professor at the University of New Orleans, knows their stories well.
Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner
, and, of course, Invisible Man.
Made possible by a four-year, $200,000 gift from the Saks Incorporated Foundation, the fellowships are intended to further the study of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning Mississippi author, William Faulkner
, at the high school level.
They are arranged in chapters on the Lafayette Country courthouse, historic downtown Oxford, Ole Miss, City of Oxford historic scenes, around the town and country, the town's most famous resident William Faulkner
, and preserving the heritage.