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Faulkner at Mary Wash

Honorary DTLTer Shannon Hauser wrote an awesome post today in which she tracks down audio of a 1957 reading at Mary Washington by the titan of U.S. literature William Faulkner. (At the time Mary Washington was the University of Virginia’s women’s college.) … Continue reading

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He Took It All Pretty Quietly

We’ve been playing around with the #6wordstory in the Hardboiled course, and this post by Sarah Clay gave me the idea to further build on Michael Branson Smith’s idea to have students summarize each story with a 6wordstory. Here is … Continue reading

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“A convicted pervert of a botanical bent”

Reading Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree and loving it. This scene with the wonderfully drawn character Harrogate was pretty insane, almost right out of William Faulkner’s The Hamlet. Read all of page 32, it is just too much fun.

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“My mother is a fish”

As I Lay Dying is one of those insane novels that is absolutely essential for anyone who was wondering why William Faulkner is  still the man. Vardaman’s exclamation “My mother is a fish” is traced so deeply into the hard … Continue reading

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