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KeskusteluWilliam Faulkner and his Literary Kin

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1kokipy
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 11, 2010, 10:54 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/books/11faulkner.html?ref=arts

Exciting stuff. I actually know Sally Wolff, too. She must have been beside herself to have this material to work with.

Oh dear, I see this topic was already opened in the Plantation Diary thread. Sorry! got too excited!

2laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2011, 12:49 pm

A new Vintage paperback edition of Pylon is due to be published at the end of this month. That's encouraging. HOWEVER, the description of the book on Amazon, which I assume comes from the publisher, contains this line: "An unnamed reporter for a local newspaper tries to understand a very modern ménage a trois of flyers on the brainstorming circuit. " Really? What's a brainstorming circuit? Pardon me while I go beat my head against the wall, and then send off a slightly snarky note to Random House.

3jburlinson
marraskuu 20, 2011, 2:40 pm

> 2. Beating your head against a wall makes it harder to brainstorm. It messes up your brainstorming circuits.

4laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2011, 5:27 pm

LOL! NOW I get it!

5laytonwoman3rd
marraskuu 20, 2011, 9:42 pm

And...I got a very prompt response from the publicity peeps at Random House/Vintage, thanking me and saying "I will have this fixed." Don't I feel important, though!!!

6laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: joulukuu 1, 2011, 8:38 am

HOT FLASH!!!! (of a literary sort): HBO has contracted with David Milch (creator of Deadwood and NYPD Blue to film Faulkner's works. Guardian story here. I will have to rethink my cable subscription if and when these begin to come out.

7kswolff
joulukuu 8, 2011, 4:06 pm

How can one film Absalom! Absalom!?

8jburlinson
joulukuu 8, 2011, 4:18 pm

> 7. In 3-D with lots of CGI.

9laytonwoman3rd
joulukuu 8, 2011, 4:26 pm

#8 YOU!! That just ain't funny.

10laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 2012, 3:15 pm

This is a very helpful article. It doesn't suggest what to read but it does have some good suggestions as to how to read Faulkner."

11beelzebubba
huhtikuu 11, 2012, 2:08 pm

Layton, when I click the link, it takes me to an empty topic on the Book Talk group.

12laytonwoman3rd
huhtikuu 11, 2012, 3:16 pm

#11 Sorry about that. One extra character in the HTML raises the devil! It's fixed now.

13beelzebubba
huhtikuu 12, 2012, 11:53 am

12> Thanks! Great article. I loved Faulkner's reply concerning re-reads!

14celtic
Muokkaaja: toukokuu 22, 2012, 4:00 am

Having chanced upon this group, I thought you may find this new Faulkner publication interesting (and perhaps, controversial) :
http://www.foliosociety.com/book/SAF/sound-and-the-fury

n.b. I have no connection to the Folio Society.

15laytonwoman3rd
toukokuu 22, 2012, 6:41 am

#14 All I can say about that is "Wow". Thanks for sharing.

16laytonwoman3rd
toukokuu 16, 2013, 8:26 am

Here is a link to a documentary film made in 1952, showing Faulkner in and around Oxford It's great to see the man moving and talking, even if it was all scripted. I do love to hear him reading his own stuff.

17laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 1, 2013, 6:13 pm

AND Faulkner makes an appearance at Cannes this year. Here is a link to the trailer for As I Lay Dying.

18laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 11, 2013, 5:16 pm

Interesting piece related to the current auction of some Faulkner memorabilia with an intriguing bit about the influence of the cubists (Picasso, Braques) on his writing in The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Go Down, Moses.

19laytonwoman3rd
Muokkaaja: lokakuu 3, 2013, 11:29 am

20laytonwoman3rd
syyskuu 26, 2014, 10:39 am

A day late (computer issues), but this article appeared in the LA Times yesterday for Faulkner's birthday.

22theaelizabet
Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 3, 2015, 4:38 pm

> Thanks for posting that, Linda. "Overserved", indeed!

23laytonwoman3rd
maaliskuu 4, 2015, 8:35 am

hehehe...that one made me chuckle, too.

25laytonwoman3rd
helmikuu 17, 2016, 9:09 am

>24 Crypto-Willobie: That is really fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

26geneg
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 17, 2016, 11:08 am

This is very enlightening. The books I like have more commas and fewer periods than books I don't care for. I love sentences that are packed, like the Faulkner example. I like sentences that roll on, not short, choppy quick thoughts. Short and choppy has its place, mostly in action sequences, but action, while fun, and makes for a quick read, has not the depth I'm after.