William Faulkner Reads: The Noble Prize Acceptance Speech, Selections from As I Lay Dying, a Fable, the Old Man

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9781559945721: William Faulkner Reads: The Noble Prize Acceptance Speech, Selections from As I Lay Dying, a Fable, the Old Man
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“Rendered by the author with a rich deep-south accent that gives uncanny realism to each of the selections undertaken. His reading pace is neither slow nor fast and he conjures up many vivid, picturesque images for his listening audience. . . Strongly recommended.”' - Roslyn News

This historic recording contains the first readings by William Faulkner of his work. One hearing is hardly enough. As in his books, penetration deepens with each new experience of the work. Yield to Faulkner's serenity, the deep-south way with words, the unaffected ease with which he drifts into Yoknapatawpha dialect. A recording more important than this is not likely to be made soon.

Includes: The Nobel Prize acceptance speech, As I Lay Dying (Tull-Darl-Vardaman-Vardaman), A Fable (excerpt), The Old Man (excerpt).

William Faulkner (1897-1962) is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all American novelists and short-story writers. His other works include the novels The Sound and the Fury, The Reivers, and Sanctuary. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and in 1949 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

This audio reproduces the full sound spectrum of the historic recordings; it has been re-mastered using contemporary digital equipment.

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William Faulkner (1897-1962) is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all American novelists and short-story writers.  His other works include the novels The Sound and the Fury, The Reivers, and Sanctuary.  He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and in 1949 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Faulkner's own reading of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech and selected passages from three novels, while an important historical document, falls short of being serious oral interpretation. P.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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