P&P Live! : Carl Rollyson - The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

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Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

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n the first of a projected two-volume life of William Faulkner, Rollyson draws on new primary and secondary resources, along with extensive interviews with Faulkner’s family and friends, to show us this major American author in all his paradoxical complexity. Focusing on Faulkner’s formative years up to the age of 37, Rollyson, the prolific biographer of figures including Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, Rebecca West, and Norman Mailer, traces the writer-to-be as he rebelled against conventional family expectations to pursue art, then as he resisted the model of ambitious contemporaries such as Hemingway by staying home rather than widening his horizons in Europe.

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Politics and Prose LIVE!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813943824
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Published: University of Virginia Press - March 24th, 2020

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