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William Faulkner on Beginner’s Mind and the Mystique of the Muse
William Faulkner on Beginner’s Mind and the Mystique of the Muse

“Now I realize for the first time what an amazing gift I had: uneducated in every formal sense, without even very literate, let alone literary, companions…”

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William Faulkner on Writing, the Human Dilemma, and Why We Create: A Rare 1958 Recording
William Faulkner on Writing, the Human Dilemma, and Why We Create: A Rare 1958 Recording

“It’s the most satisfying occupation man has discovered yet, because you never can quite do it as well as you want to, so there’s always something to wake up tomorrow morning to do.”

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William Faulkner on Writing, the Purpose of Art, Working in a Brothel, and the Meaning of Life
William Faulkner on Writing, the Purpose of Art, Working in a Brothel, and the Meaning of Life

“The only environment the artist needs is whatever peace, whatever solitude, and whatever pleasure he can get at not too high a cost.”

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A Living Obituary: Faulkner’s Beautiful Epitaph for Himself
A Living Obituary: Faulkner’s Beautiful Epitaph for Himself

“He made the books and he died.”

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The Artist as a Booster of the Human Heart: William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
The Artist as a Booster of the Human Heart: William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

“The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is … to help man endure by lifting his heart.”

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William Faulkner’s Little-Known Jazz Age Drawings, with a Side of Literary Derision
William Faulkner’s Little-Known Jazz Age Drawings, with a Side of Literary Derision

From the sartorial to the satiric, or how the award-winning author’s youthful pretensions earned him a helping of high-brow mockery.

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