William Faulkner

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Faulkner Estate Sues Over Midnight in Paris Quote

Incredibly common quote said with attribution

(Newser) - Maybe you've heard William Faulkner's famous quote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Well, don't you dare repeat it. Because Faulkner Literary Rights, a company that owns the rights to many of the literary giant's works, is suing Sony Pictures... More »

10 Toughest Reads in Literature

This list might be enough to make your head hurt

(Newser) - Great books can bring great joy—and, in a few cases, great big headaches. Listverse compiles the 10 toughest reads in literature:
  • Finnegans Wake, James Joyce: If you thought Joyce would ride his way onto this list compliments of Ulysses, think again. Written partially in a made-up language of mindbendingly
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Plantation Diary Faulkner Used as Source Found

Ledger used for slave names in Go Down, Moses

(Newser) - A scholar has found an old plantation diary that appears to be the model for the one found in William Faulkner’s 1942 classic Go Down, Moses, a find that’s stunned the novelist’s devotees. Faulkner appears to have used the writings in the ledger as inspiration for scenes... More »

Clinton, McCain Could Pick Up Some Pointers From Obama

Noonan: They could try addressing us as adults

(Newser) - Add conservative columnist—and speechwriter of note—Peggy Noonan to the list of pundits impressed by Barack Obama’s address on race. “It was a speech to think to, not clap to,” Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal . And it holds a lesson for Clinton and McCain:... More »

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