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    1. Orlando, Florida, Police Officers Peter Delio and William Faulkner were terminated from their jobs on Sept. 30, more than a year after Delio was caught on video (below) kneeing Robert Liese so hard that his spleen ruptured on Aug. 12, 2014.

    2. As I Die Laughing: The Faulknerian Simpsons

      The Huffington PostSep 23 03:28 PM

      What's left to be said about The Simpsons as it begins its 27th season on Fox on Sunday, September 27? Well, we could talk about its literary kinship to the works of William Faulkner. Seriously. Is not Homer Simpson, with his abiding fondness for alcoholic beverages, deep-fried everything and lassitude, only a coon dog and a 12-gauge away from being prototypical of a certain sort of Southern man...

    3. Screaming in pain with a ruptured spleen that would have to be removed in an emergency surgery, Robert Liese cried out for medical attention 35 times in a downtown Orlando holding cell. He was laying on the ground with his hands and feet bound. Despite an Orlando police officer hearing Liese's...

    4. NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WCBI) -New Albany’s fall festival kicks off with an awards ceremony named after the city’s most famous son. The annual “Faulkner Literary Competition Awards” drew a packed house at First United Methodist Church on Friday.

    5. Who will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

      Los Angeles TimesOct 06 07:37 AM

      The Nobel Prize in Literature is the ultimate award for a writer. International in scope and given for a lifetime's extraordinary literary achievement, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to indelible authors: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Faulkner, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Albert Camus, Aleksandr...

    6. ‘South Toward Home,’ by Margaret Eby

      New York TimesSep 30 06:08 AM

      This literary road trip takes in the haunts of Faulkner, O’Connor, Welty and seven other Southern favorites.

    7. Santa Monica Post Office Inducts 22nd Postmaster

      Santa Monica MirrorOct 03 06:00 AM

      What do Abraham Lincoln, William Faulkner, Conrad Hilton, and Bill Nye all have in common? They were all postmasters, officers of the United States in charge of running an entire post office. Santa Monica welcomed its own 22nd Postmaster Robert Villa, Jr. Thursday at Santa Monica High School. “We have our challenges coming up this year. My staff and I are fully committed to providing the ...

    8. “The past is never dead. It’s not even past," William Faulkner wrote in 1950. Over 60 years later, his words seem prescient after one Texas woman complained that McGraw-Hill, an education publishing company, published a text that waters down the transatlantic slave trade to a description of a wave of new "workers" and "immigrants." See also: Photo essay site delves into alternative history of ...

    9. Peter McMahon’s touch of class helped Portadown edge past 10-man Ballymena United at Shamrock Park with a 3-2 success.

    10. Margaret Eby's new book, South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature , is part history, part criticism, part travelogue, and part memoir. Her stories of visiting the places that were important to Southern writers are as evocative as the fragrance of magnolia blossoms, but honest in depicting the persistent combination of "gentility and virulent bigotry" that pervades Southern heritage. And...

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