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KeskusteluWilliam Faulkner and his Literary Kin

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1laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 2:03 pm

I'm Linda in real life. A litigation paralegal from Northeastern Pennsylvania, married, with one adult daughter (lycomayflower) and an adorable little dog who graces my profile page. I've been on LT since 2005. My love of Faulkner originated during my freshman year in college when a professor recommended The Hamlet as worthwhile summer reading. I read it EVERY summer for several years. I have read all of the novels at least once, with the exception of Mosquitoes, which I've never tried, and A Fable, which stopped me cold. I think I've read most of the short fiction, and I have a pretty large collection of criticism and biography. I have seen most of the film adaptations of Faulkner's work, and highly recommend a little known treasure with Robert Duval, "Tomorrow", based on the short story of the same name. It's available from Netflix. I keep track of my reading in the 75 Book Challenge Group.

2kokipy
marraskuu 20, 2009, 2:37 pm

I"ll stick with Kokipy, but am happy to describe my general Faulkner credentials. I've read everything, I believe, at least once, and most more than once. I hold that Absolam Absolam is right up there with Hamlet as one of the greatest works in the English language. I wanted to write my senior paper in college on Faulkner but my advisor nudged me towards Eudora Welty instead. I did write my third year paper in law school on Faulkner. It was called, with great originality, "Faulkner and the Law" and was god awful, but I had fun rereading the books for interesting legal tidbits. There are some fine parts in The Town that were grist for my mill. Gavin Stevens, the town attorney in the Snopes Trilogy, Intruder in the Dust and Knight's Gambit, was I believe based on a real attorney in Oxford who was a good friend of Faulkner's.

3polutropos
marraskuu 20, 2009, 2:47 pm

The temptation, the temptation. I want to tell you my name is Sartoris, Colonel Sartoris. Or perhaps it is Snopes. Would you believe Benjy?

No.

I am Andrew. Really, I am.

I am a writer, a translator, a teacher, a librarian, husband and father.

My love for Faulkner dates back over 35 years. I was set to go to graduate school and try to be a Faulkner scholar, in fact. But life led me elsewhere.

"Regrets, I've had a few. But I did it my way."

I have read most of the works, some criticism. But it has been a long time. I would love to talk about it all.

4MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 20, 2009, 2:58 pm

Martin; hello, hello, the pleasure is mine, I'm sure. I'm a grad student in linguistics at the University of British Columbia, currently torn in two between completing a PhD and going into clinical work as a speech pathologist (two more years of education instead of five!). I work on English, and am housed in an English department, which is awesome because it means I can fit in some lit seminars and discussion around my language stuff. 29 years old, grew up in Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island--never read any Faulkner before, except a book of short stories I put down to climb a tree one alcoholic eve and forgot to retrieve after sliding back down said tree on my face. Looking forward to rectifying that!

5tootstorm
marraskuu 20, 2009, 3:23 pm

Todd, a young (21 years) little Texan with a head full of dreams, often confusing; a junior more than halfway there to a double-degree in creative and technical writing (and some Japanese on the side), but considering, and having a hell of a hard time at that, flipping my life around and working instead in the field of oceanography and/or marine biology.

Recently read Absalom, Absalom! (#2: "Absolam"???) for a class on American lit. and found it excruciatingly difficult, breezed through it speedreading my way to the end but not understanding much at all until after I completed it, studied it, focusing in particular on the mythology behind it, and discussed it with BarronB who read it a few weeks later for one of his classes and fell in love right there, a little late. Another class I'm currently taking is set to read As I Lay Dying in a few weeks, but I went ahead and read it in my post-Absalom aching enthusiasm not so long ago. I left it like I eventually left Absalom, "holy shit," and set down then and there to read everything I could.

6rainpebble
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:40 pm

I am belva, a retired banker with 3 kids, 6 grands, a dog and 5 cats. I readily admit that I am a Faulkner novice. But I have collected: Snopes: The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion, The Reivers, A Reminiscence, Light in August, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom, Absalom! in the very hopes of this day coming. I am excited to read along with a group that has Faulkner experience. Especially Linda.
I am likewise on the same bus with A_musing and laytonwoman3rd with beginning after the first of the year and spreading them out so that we can continue with our other reading commitments. I am currently deep into two group reads myself: Life and Fate and War and Peace and will be starting Clarel and Les Miserables when the time and books arrive but those will hopefully be done by year's end excepting for the latter two.
So sally forth, our trusty leader, and we shall surely follow.
belva

7A_musing
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:41 pm

Sam I am. My wife's the total Faulkner worshipper, though I do try to attend church faithfully. A few years back I started giving her Faulkner first editions and while she loved the first set, it's been noted in subsequent years that perhaps these gifts were as much for me as for her.

I love the sound of Faulkner. I believe in reading his books aloud. Do it on the subway on the way home sometime. See if people appreciate it.

I'm not sure what all I've read or not read over the years, but my most recent "reads", in the last year or so, were Light in August and The Reivers, both of which I've reviewed here. Both were on audiobook, and I want to do more on audiobook, because it really does sound great.

By day I am a lawyer. If I argue too much sometimes, forgive me, it's an occupational hazard. I'm really very nice, well, for a lawyer. I have 3 kids and two puppies. I drink a lot of espresso. I am getting older.

8laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:39 pm

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

9laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:43 pm

I'm really very nice, well, for a lawyer. Well, as Ratliff might say, that ain't been proved yet, neither.
(Sorry, double post. The site has it in for me today.)

You keep pushing the audiobooks, Sam, and I may have to give them a try. The only time I experimented with audio I was driving from Massachusetts back home to PA, listening to Sissy Spacek read To Kill a Mockingbird, missed my exit and almost ended up in New Jersey before I realized what was happening. I've steered clear of audiobooks ever since.

10A_musing
marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:42 pm

I did set a low bar, though, didn't I?

11rainpebble
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:46 pm

>#9:
Charlie always told me you were the go-to gal where Faulkner is concerned so I feel like we are all in good hands here.
And I am with you on the audio books as well. Must hold it in my hand and most cars today don't even have a cassette player in them, but a lot of people do like to listen to books when they commute to and from work.
belva

12laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:45 pm

A low bar....ha ha ha. That's something of a redundancy in the current context, isn't it? (Come ON...I work for lawyers. I know.)

13kokipy
marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:47 pm

>5 tootstorm: : Todd, I note with appreciation the correction of my spelling of the title of my favorite work of art in the universe! spelling is not my strong point, nor is my memory particularly powerful either.

14laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:51 pm

#11 Oh, gee, Belva. Don't set me up as some kind of expert. I don't want people expecting things of me.

15A_musing
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 4:54 pm

There are some things on audiobooks I can take or leave - I'm in the middle of Midnight's Children now and audio is probably a disadvantage rather than an advantage, because it is a little harder to follow, harder to look back a few pages before, and doesn't have a really striking sound to it, even though it's well-read. I probably won't buy another Rushdie in audiobook format. But there are a handful of things where audio is better, because of the sound, and I think Faulkner is one of them (Dylan Thomas, Beowulf, and a lot of plays would be in the category as well).

Linda, I'm not complely sure low bar is redundant. After all, on more than one occassion I've been quite sure the bar was "high".

16laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2009, 6:21 pm

Oh, Dylan Thomas reading A Child's Christmas in Wales...yes. Who does Beowulf well?

17arubabookwoman
marraskuu 20, 2009, 8:01 pm

I'm a nice lawyer too. Is this a trend? Do lawyers have something for Faulkner?

I desparately want to be retired from being a lawyer, Unfortunately, the university my two youngest children (I have five) attend insists on receiving tuition payments. In my real life I am a fiber artist and reader.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I was born and raised in Aruba which is the home of my heart.

I was introduced to Faulkner my freshman year in college when we read The Sound and the Fury. I've since reread The Sound and the Fury several times, and have also read about half of Faulkner's other works. I want to read what I've missed and reread everything else.

I prefer to read/start a new Faulkner book every other month since I have other reading committments and desires. I'm also up for Flannery and Eudora, though I prefer Eudora.

18laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 20, 2009, 10:17 pm

Do lawyers have something for Faulkner? Interesting. One of his earliest promoters, Phil Stone, was a lawyer. In fact, another LT'er, thf4 , who is "in charge" of Faulkner's legacy library in the "I See Dead People's Books" Group, is also a lawyer and practices in Phil Stone's old office. I don't know how much time he spends on LT, but I've a mind to invite him to join his group.

19theaelizabet
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 21, 2009, 8:23 am

I'm Teresa, and in an earlier life I majored in theater and worked for a chunk of time in that area (mainly in production and teaching). Later went back to school to study journalism and worked in that field for a awhile. Now I coordinate a local youth program part-time and live in the NYC area with my husband and teenage daughter. I was born and raised in Texas, but haven't lived there for 30 years, though most of my family is still there.

As I mentioned earlier, many years ago I read Faulkner's short stories and As I Lay Dying. So I'm up for anything. I'm starting Les Miserables Dec. 1 so a January start on would be best for me, though I'll go along with the crowd or what the leader decides. Would love to read Welty or O'Connor (Williams anyone?) with a group, too. I love them all.

Linda, Sissy Spacek owns the reading of To Kill a Mockingbird. I can see why you missed the exit.

20MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 21, 2009, 12:23 am

>17 arubabookwoman: Retire, retire! Paying for your own schooling builds character. Well, that and debt.

21LizzieD
marraskuu 21, 2009, 11:16 am

>20 MeditationesMartini: Amen!
I'm Peggy, RETIRED high school teacher of English and Latin. (I have one husband, one dog, and four cats.) I've read maybe half of the novels once, long ago and only a handful of the short stories. I will, given time, read whatever the group deems right. Rereading is a wonderful luxury.

22absurdeist
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 21, 2009, 12:49 pm

I'm Brent in real life. Married, 40, three kids at home, no pets. Allergic. I work in the printing/promo merch/marketing industry. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA. Still reside in S. CA, but not by the beach :( Beach bum in my teens, but at least now I'm closer to the local mountains, where I've spent a lot of fun times.

RSHabroptilus was my very first friend here in LT. We shared an astounding amount of the same stuff (and still do) and he dropped by one day and said I was a strange person....he couldn't figure out why, as my logo and "about me" testified to at the time, why a bodybuilding grandmother of three would be so interested in David Foster Wallace and postmodern literature. He even questioned whether I was for real or not!

I believe RSH was also one of the first to join le salon (slickdpdx was the first, I think), back when it was The Quest for the Last Page of Ulysses, so it's only fitting that he's the leader of this group, and I'm very, very excited for Todd, and am digging all the cool people who've joined him on his journey through Faulkner so far.

I've only read As I Lay Dying, and remember liking it back in h.s. I also confess to having attempted The Sound & the Fury and Absalom, Absalom, on my own, but couldn't figure out what the heck I was reading (though enjoying the style of the prose) but not enjoying the incomprehension of it - like Ulysses or FW - and so put down both before completing them.

23Donna828
marraskuu 21, 2009, 2:14 pm

You can probably figure out that I am Donna in real life as well as on LT. I was excited to find this group and planned on lurking, but finding some familiar names and other Faulkner novices gave me the confidence to join. Be nice...I am a grandmother! I also share my life with my husband of 41 years and a rogue Lab that adopted us 5 years ago. I am a retired elementary schoolteacher so let's keep it simple, guys. :-)

I have found the page in my well-worn book recommendation notebook where Laytonwoman3rd (Hi, Linda) gave me hints and encouragement some time ago about reading Faulkner after a comment I made about not making sense of The Sound and the Fury. Thanks for fessing up to a similar reaction, Brent. I have not forgotten my goal of appreciating Faulkner. I've just been waiting for this group for the past 18 months!

I have a vintage copy (1959) of Light In August with no helpful notes. I will be ready to read in January and like Belva and some others would appreciate the slower pace so I can fit in my other (recreational) reading. I also plan to read the stories in The Portable Faulkner concurrently for context and background of the Faulkner world.

24MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 21, 2009, 3:37 pm

>22 absurdeist: FW= . . . Free Willy?

25jburlinson
marraskuu 21, 2009, 4:53 pm

Through my fingers, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them reading. “Me too,” I said. “No,” Mother said, “you’re too young. You wait awhile.” It's not supper time yet. “Here’s the Grinch. You take that.” “What’s that one about?” The pages flapped against the grass and the trees. “About a cow and the boy who loved her.” Father laughed. “You hush now, you’re as bad as he is.” Mother smelled like trees and like when she says we were asleep. “What’s that word?” “Coeval.” “What’s coeval?” It's not supper time yet. “It means just as evil as.” “Don’t tell him things like that,” but Mother laughed. I wasn't crying, but I couldn't stop. It is supper time. “Hush up that moaning.” I could hear us all, and the darkness, and something I could smell. They kept on reading.

I’ve been fascinated with Faulkner ever since.

Not a lawyer or a teacher. I fight viruses for a living.

26absurdeist
marraskuu 21, 2009, 5:09 pm

24>Um, smart-alek Martin, I think you know what bass turd monstrosity of a book I meant, young man! (I used to hate being called "young man" in my 20s, which is why I say it now w/relish to you). ;-)

27polutropos
marraskuu 21, 2009, 5:28 pm

25

I LOVE that passage.

And it is wonderful to get to know another virus-fighter.

28Talbin
marraskuu 21, 2009, 6:29 pm

I'm Tracy in real life - one husband - one dog. Used to own a company, but it was gobbled up in the economic downturn. I'm still exploring my options. Just a few days ago, I de-lurked at the Salon, and now here I am, joining the rogue group already. I first read Faulkner in college, then more in grad school, but haven't read him since. I'm looking forward to diving back in.

29MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 21, 2009, 9:41 pm

Except that it leaves you open to being called "old dude":)

I am known for being dense, but I assure you I have no idea. I even just scanned your reviews for matching initials and came up blank. Farting Walter: The Little Dog That Could?

30slickdpdx
marraskuu 21, 2009, 11:11 pm

I have really enjoyed other Southern gothic - like Flannery O'Connor and, more recently, Pinckney Benedict. I have been fascinated by Faulkner ever since I was a kid - my mom had a combination edition of The Sound and The Fury and As I Lay Dying on the bookshelf that caused me no end of speculation. But, I've only read Absalom, Absalom. On my own. A while back. I think I will enjoy reading these more with other people involved.

I was raised in Salt Lake City (hence the slick - not because I am slippery). After a longer time in NYC, where I met my soulmate, we moved to Portland, Oregon (hence the pdx) where there are also good bookstores but I could get a bigger place to put the books. Also, the two kids we eventually had. (We used to live in a one bedroom and the bedroom was 6x10! Only one closet too!)

31MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 22, 2009, 2:56 am

>30 slickdpdx: I've been there too, broseph. In Tokyo, my first time living alone with a girlfriend--6x10 bedroom and another 6x10 space containing bathroom and kitchen. Tears were shed!

32polutropos
marraskuu 22, 2009, 8:15 am

29 Martin

I will put you out of the misery of not knowing, even though I suspect you just may be pulling our leg. The context was tomes and James Joyce, right, and in that context FW is Finnegans Wake.

33MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 22, 2009, 1:54 pm

>32 polutropos: Ahahahahahaha! Oh, wow. I am awesome. No leg-pulling took place, I am ashamed/delighted to admit! But thanks:)

34absurdeist
marraskuu 22, 2009, 2:10 pm

32> that's right, polutropos, and there's no such book, either, as "Farting Walter," Martin! That's disgustus!

35jburlinson
marraskuu 22, 2009, 2:35 pm

Little known fact: "Free Willy" was actually inspired by a passage in Finnegans Wake -- to wit, Part:3 Episode:14 which reads:

-- Orca Bellona! Heavencry at earthcall, etnat athos? Extinct
your vulcanology for the lava of Moltens!
-- It's you not me's in erupting, hecklar!

Of course, Hollywood took this sublime concept and trashed it into the movie version. The old story!

36polutropos
marraskuu 22, 2009, 2:57 pm

Another little known fact:

Farting Walter which most certainly DOES exist, Enrique, I am shocked you are not familiar with it, is inspired by the following passage from A Portrait of the Artist:

He sang that song. That was his song. O, the green wothe botheth,

When you wet the bed first it is warm then it gets cold. His mother put on the oilsheet. That had the queer smell.

Now whether it is A Portrait or Farting Walter which is the greater work, I will let YOU decide.

37MeditationesMartini
marraskuu 22, 2009, 5:17 pm

Enrique is, in fact, one of the world's foremost experts on Farting Walter, a contention which may be supported by a stroll through his reviews page. The lack of subtext in my own dullard remarks should not be taken as generalizable to the tricksy and multivalent commentary of our other esteemed members.

And given WHAT WE ALL KNOW ABOUT JOYCE (NB: if you don't, then do not follow link unless you are willing to have him ruined for you for all time--or unless he's been ruined already just by being Joyce), I think he would be a Walter supporter.

http://the-tarpeian-rock.blogspot.com/2009/11/from-james-joyce-to-nora-barnacle....

38absurdeist
marraskuu 22, 2009, 6:32 pm

I am literally dying over that uh, indiscreet, link.

39laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 22, 2009, 7:20 pm

I thought Farting Walter was one of Jeff Dunham's puppets...

40Third_cheek
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 23, 2009, 4:32 pm

If I may, I will respond to the question in an irrelevant surrealist style:

Third ran from the shower-room and hid behind a tree across the empty parking lot while he struggled to pull on his pants and sweater now sopping with a variety of effluences disgorged by the blocked toilet with luck no one had seen him and he could have shrugged all this off by tomorrow but luck would never be his lady this night or any other and the salon crowd were already there pointing and poking one another with their pointed posts and giggling at him and chanting who are you? who are you? until the sopping wet Third lay quivering like a sopping wet turd doing its best not to attract any kind of attention man or beast until flushed away out of here far from this place and into another place where everyone expressed themselves in the third person; a place of thirds, just like him.

Cheers.

I've read Absalom, Absalom! and enjoyed it. I've a bunch of unread Faulkner waiting on my shelf, but they'll have to be patient.

41polutropos
marraskuu 23, 2009, 5:44 pm

That's terrific, Third.

I would have said I am probably a quarter-note, maybe even just an eighth-note, so you are ahead there.

Now, having given us Joyce, for comparison purposes we will need your version of a passage from Farting Walter.

And then the voting can begin.

42Third_cheek
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 23, 2009, 6:36 pm

>41 polutropos:

...I'm not sure I can reveal anything of the passages of your Friendly Waiter. He's the black and white one? Like a cow, but with big flippers and likes to eat seals? Scared the Liffey out of my Bejesus last time I doggy paddled my ownsome in the dolphin pool at Florida Waterworld, I was still waitin for the resurrection til that Costner came along and sliced some ham off the Fellow Wanderer and scarpered with it in his satchel to the good US with his postilionist ethics. Flipping Walter can keep his ruddy passages to himself for a rainy day for all I care nor should we concern ourselves with the big or the small of it, the rest of US, the Liffey of the party of the Brillish commoner's wealth or any of those leeking dragons and bonnie charleys angels with their thristlewhistles and rock hard Scones that they serve in the hospital waiting-rooms they call restaurants, no I'll not be leaving any tips here or taking his waters and I'm not sure I can reveal anything of the passages of your Friendly Waiter. He's the...

Bottoms up.

Never had much time for the Wake myself, it's all trompe l'oeil to me. I think that was more Ridley Walker or Lanark than Fresh Water.

Third.

43MoiraStirling
marraskuu 24, 2009, 11:27 am

Laura.
26 years old. Mixed chick.
Reader, writer, dancer, nurse. Grad scholar. Owned by two dogs.
Hiker. Lover of art, laughter and Haiku. Newer Faulkner convert. Read and thoroughly enjoyed Light In August.
Genuinely appreciates those things quintessentially Southern.

44lilisin
Muokkaaja: joulukuu 1, 2009, 6:26 pm

RSH invited me to this group after I got caught lurking in the salon ooing and aweing at hiking pictures. So I know of you guys but you might not know me. Very spooky. I've never read Faulkner and don't tend to read the American authors but I told him I'd try and read at least one.

I currently live in Colorado (hence drooling over the hiking pictures) but am both native French and native Texan. Bring on the jokes but I warn you, I've heard them all.

Recently got my Masters in organic chemistry and am working in a pharmaceutical company.

I read French, Spanish, and English fluently, reading literature primarily in French. One of my majors as an undergrad though was Japanese reflecting my love of Japanese literature. With this I have lived in Spain, Japan and Argentina and go back to France every year.

I'm recently single, recently broken-hearted so I'm ready to date a book for a bit. Cheers all!

45tootstorm
marraskuu 24, 2009, 2:53 pm

Lilisin, you must be the perfect woman. x_x

46lilisin
marraskuu 24, 2009, 7:14 pm

Haa.... that makes me laugh.

47CorroDonk
marraskuu 28, 2009, 2:48 pm

::Ahem::

My name is Corey, but Corro is preferred. Its been an alias I've used since I was 13 (Don't tell the cops).
North Dakota born. Phoenix raised. I met RSHabroptilus in 1st grade and we have maintained contact since he moved to Texas. He is the reason I am here. I did not expect to be a voice in the forum, or even posting this, but after reading some of Faulkner I am inclined to participate.

I currently live in the Olympic peninsula of Washington state.

I have a nurse aide certificate, but I do not particularly enjoy that line of work. I tend to enjoy more manual labor (odd, huh?). 21 years old, just starting college. I read a fair amount in high school, but when I started working full time the reading stopped. being unemployed gives me a good chance to catch up on some reading.

48brlb21
Muokkaaja: marraskuu 28, 2009, 5:37 pm

Maybe I should have posted here first, sorry. I got distracted by the thread concerning Faulkner's first three books. And I was super excited to see all these people reading lots of Faulkner.

So, introductions: cultural anthropology graduate student from the south (Louisiana). I have been on LT for a while, except not at all recently. I went to Ukraine over the summer, got lost, and recently rejoined the land of the living. Ok, maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but it was an interesting two months.

Some time this year I decided to read the first nine Faulkner novels for 2009. For the most part, they got read in airports and on airplanes. But I have only read five so far-Soldiers' Pay, Mosquitoes, Flags in the Dust, the Sound and the Fury, and As I Lay Dying.
However, besides The Sound and The Fury, which I started in high school, but never finished, my first Faulkner novel was The Reivers.

At the moment, I am working my way ever so slowly through Sanctuary, and hoping to somehow finish my personal challenge during winter break - which is totally unlikely.

49kswolff
marraskuu 29, 2009, 10:26 pm

I'm an amateur book reviewer (read my blog and my stuff on Blogcritics.org) and, like Corro, currently work in manual labor, although I have a Master's Degree in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies. I have worked at a local TV station, done teaching (as a college teaching assistant), and worked for 2 years as a museum curator.

Got interested in Faulkner relatively early. I enjoyed "A Rose for Emily" in HS English. I've read As I Lay Dying and Sanctuary ... both when I was too young to get the plot and follow it. In my later years, I read Wild Palms aka "If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem." Haven't read Faulkner in a while, but I have read Ulysses, Flaubert, Balzac and Zola -- i.e. his influences.

I want to reread As I Lay Dying and Sanctuary as well as crack into the Snopes Trilogy and The Sound and the Fury

50kidzdoc
joulukuu 22, 2009, 12:55 am

I'm Darryl (48 going on 49), and I work as a pediatric hospitalist (inpatient pediatrician) for a large children's hospital in Atlanta. My home page indicates that I've been a member of LT since June 2006, but I only began to actively participate in threads at the end of last year. I've only read one book by Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, but I'm looking forward to reading more by him.

51ffortsa
tammikuu 12, 2010, 11:41 am

I'm Judy, and I work as a systems analyst. Having discovered LT, I'm swamped with my own ambitions and belong to many too many groups. I hope to clear the debris in time to catch up on Light in August, which I have owned for so many years I'm not sure the book won't disintegrate when I open it for the first time.

I recently read Go Down, Moses, so I'm primed for the language and style of this writer.

52kambrogi
helmikuu 7, 2010, 1:36 pm

Kathi here. I discovered Faulkner in college and read most of the major works over the next few years. He has never really been replaced on my personal literary shrine, although Toni Morrison knocked him off his pedestal for a while.

I taught English, then Visual Art, then IT over the course of thirty years. Now I stay home and write. And read. Last year I decided to reread all of Faulkner, so this group is perfect right now.

I am joining late, having just reread Light in August. I am smitten all over again, but I see sooo many treads already filled. Not sure if I will comment, but I will definitely read, both Faulkner and you guys.

53janemarieprice
helmikuu 15, 2010, 1:59 pm

I never introduced myself. I’m Jane – 27 year old architect and interior designer. I’m from Louisiana but live in New York now. I came to Faulkner through his short stories and am looking forward to going through all the novels. I found everyone’s comments on Light in August extremely helpful.

54gautherbelle
helmikuu 24, 2010, 11:54 pm

I'm Belle. I discovered Faulkner in high school and also read him in college. I also saw the movie The Reivers with Steve McQueen and liked it. The Sound and Fury is perhaps my favorite Faulkner. I hate the period, but can't blame Faulkner for that. Enjoying the various conversations.

For more than 20 years I worked for lawyers. I was a manager and later when I went to part-time a Word Processor operator. Two years ago was downsized and moved in with my daughter and son-in-law who at the time were expecting twins. Am currently a professional grandmama. Said twins will be 2 on the 28th of March.

55slickdpdx
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 15, 2010, 6:51 pm

Ask a Faulknerian Idiot Man-Child

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/37422

56MoiraStirling
maaliskuu 15, 2010, 10:12 am

The term "man-child" has always made me shudder.

57slickdpdx
maaliskuu 15, 2010, 6:49 pm