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    1. Why Southern writers still captivate, 55 years after 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJul 05 09:07 AM

      Thursday evenings are leisurely affairs in Oxford, Miss., and many choose to while away the muggy hours at a bookstore in the town square, watching the taping of “Thacker Mountain Radio,” a sort of Southern-style “Prairie Home Companion” that features weekly author readings and local musical talent. Recommended: Are you an expert in American literature? The joke in Oxford, hometown of William ...

    2. William Faulkner was wrong. In Requiem for a Nun, the Nobel Prize-winning author famously observed, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Many have interpreted Faulkner’s statements to mean we are trapped by history.

    3. Craig Flournoy: We’re not trapped by history

      Dallas Morning NewsJun 26 07:06 AM

      William Faulkner was wrong. In Requiem for a Nun, the Nobel Prize-winning author famously observed, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Many have interpreted Faulkner’s statements to mean we are trapped by history.

    4. Mint juleps? Yes, please, at the Juleps in June summer soiree

      New Orleans Times-PicayuneJun 16 08:09 AM

      The ghost of William Faulkner likely would have felt at home at 'Juleps in June.'

    5. Hemphill gallery mounts what may be a final show with the great Southern artist?s participation.

    6. The Big Sleep , by Raymond Chandler (1939) A noir whodunit as guiltily enjoyable as breakfast-in-bed; itâs as hardboiled as the egg and as pulpy as the juice. The actual mystery is so famously labyrinthine that, according to Hollywood apocrypha, when screenplay adapter...

    7. William Faulkner said, "Put a beetle in alcohol and you have a scarab; put a Mississippian in alcohol and you have a gentleman." Which put me in mind of preservation via alcohol, and thus "Preservation Libations Happy Hour Mix-Off," the upcoming fundraiser for the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas next Thursday, June 25, at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple. Here's how this event works ...

    8. Why we need a summer read

      The Christian Science MonitorJul 05 02:29 PM

      A summer read can be fun, compelling, intriguing, heartwarming. Every once in a while, a summer read can be life-changing.

    9. Passionate award-winning author William H. Coles is passing along the […]

    10. Despite an uncertain future, some current students and faculty are committing to stay with Sweet Briar College.

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