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Thinking of Home: William Faulkner's Letters to His Mother and Father, 1918-1925

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"How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home," says Darl Bundren in William Faulkner's . How much Faulkner himself is speaking may be suggested by this moving collection of nearly 150 letters. Written during his twenties, these letters describe Faulkner's first encounters with the North ("...I made my first subway trip yesterday. The experience showed me that we are not descended from monkeys, as some say, but from lice."); his brief World War I military service, which grew in the retelling; the productive New Orleans months with Sherwood Anderson; and his first trip to Europe, with cold autumn days in Paris ("Good thing the Lord gave these folks wine--they rate a recompense of some kind for this climate.") Fascinating in themselves for their close observation of people and places, the letters also offer glimmers of and other future works, as the young writer stores up characters, settings, and events that will re-emerge, transformed, int the great novels of his maturity. Never before published, these letters are from the Faulkner collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. "These letters, for years sequestered and unavailable, are among the most informative, touching, and eloquent William Faulkner ever wrote. No Faulkner specialist can be without this book; no Faulkner admirer should be without it."--Joseph Blotner, author of

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"What a pleasure! . . . Essential for understanding Faulkner, and a good read for everybody." --Noel Polk

About the Author

William Faulkner(1897--1962) is the Nobel Prize--winning author of The Sound and the Furyand As I Lay Dying, among other works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321234
Editor:
Watson, James G.
Author:
Watson, James G.
Author:
Faulkner, William
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
(James G. Watson, Editor)
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25x5.47x.61 in. .48 lbs.

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