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    1. William Faulkner — one of the great American novelists — thought of himself as a failed poet. Which made our critic Juan Vidal wonder: What is it about poetry that makes us hold it above other arts?

    2. A Tale Told By an Idiot

      WNYC New York Public RadioMay 23 01:15 AM

      The title of William Faulkner's seminal work "The Sound and the Fury" comes from Shakespeare's "Macbeth": "[Life] is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing." It's about Benjy Compson, 33 years old in 1928, who has the mental abilities of a three-year-old. His memories overlap — the past is barely distinguishable from the present. His mind is full of thundering noise ...

    3. When award-winning author William H. Coles reads contemporary fiction, he recognizes many of today’s authors omit a significant element in every great story: character ...

    4. A hard-to-follow adaptation of Faulkner’s difficult novel.

    5. Southern LitFest 2015 coming in June

      The Fayette CitizenMay 06 06:40 PM

      The theme is “Bourbon, Literature and Southern Charm” for Southern LitFest 2015, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, in Newnan. Here are some highlights: • Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy an evening of “Bourbon on the Porch” honoring William Faulkner and James Dickey. Neighbors will welcome guests as they enjoy sipping bourbon cocktails on Newnan’s most beloved antebellum porches in the ...

    6. Word of the day for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

      Amarillo Globe-NewsMay 25 01:52 PM

      WORD OF THE DAY humanitarian ■ hu·man·i·tar·i·an ■ hyü ma nə ter ē ən Definition: (n) a person promoting human welfare and social reform Example: “No man can write who is not first a humanitarian.” — William Faulkner

    7. Lieutenant General William Faulkner, USMC, the Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics will serve as the guest speaker at the June 10 Event at the Hilton Garden Inn (PRWeb May 15, 2015) Read the full story at

    8. The Paris Review launches video interview series

      Los Angeles TimesMay 22 12:15 PM

      The Paris Review is launching a new series of video interviews with authors about their work.

    9. Some students at William Byrd Middle School are supporting their classmate with Cystic Fibrosis at Saturday's Great Strides Walkathon.

    10. IN THE NEWS

      U.S. Marine CorpsMay 19 12:10 PM

      Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 pose for a photo during the 2015 Armed Forces Food service Awards Dinner, May 15, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel in Chicago.

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