Essays, Speeches and Public Letters

Essays, Speeches and Public Letters

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Essays, Speeches and Public Letters by William Faulkner

An essential collection of William Faulkner’s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material.

This unique volume includes Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (in which he suggests that Hemingway has found God), and newly collected gems, such as the acerbic essay “On Criticism” and the beguiling “Note on A Fable.” It also contains eloquently opinionated public letters on everything from race relations and the nature of fiction to wild-squirrel hunting on his property. This is the most comprehensive collection of Faulkner’s brilliant non-fiction work, and a rare look into the life of an American master.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812971378
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/10/2004
Series: Modern Library Classics Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 843,341
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Faulkner was born in Mississippi in 1897. A legend of American letters, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, As I Lay Dying, and many other works. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950, and died in 1962.

James B. Meriwether is an expert on Faulkner who has been editing Faulkner’s fiction and nonfiction work since the late 1950s. He lives with his wife, Anne, in South Carolina.

Date of Birth:

September 25, 1897

Date of Death:

July 6, 1962

Place of Birth:

New Albany, Mississippi

Place of Death:

Byhalia, Mississippi

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