Essays, Speeches & Public Letters

Essays Speeches Public Letters An essential collection of William Faulkner s mature nonfiction work updated with an abundance of new material This unique volume includes Faulkner s Nobel Prize acceptance speech a review of Hemin

  • Title: Essays, Speeches & Public Letters
  • Author: William Faulkner James Meriwether
  • ISBN: 9780812971378
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • An essential collection of William Faulkner s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material This unique volume includes Faulkner s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway s The Old Man and the Sea in which he suggests that Hemingway has found God , and newly collected gems, such as the acerbic essay On Criticism and the beguiling NoteAn essential collection of William Faulkner s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material This unique volume includes Faulkner s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway s The Old Man and the Sea in which he suggests that Hemingway has found God , and newly collected gems, such as the acerbic essay On Criticism and the beguiling Note on A Fable It also contains eloquently opinionated public letters on everything from race relations and the nature of fiction to wild squirrel hunting on his property This is the most comprehensive collection of Faulkner s brilliant non fiction work, and a rare look into the life of an American master.

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    1. Faulkner's speech upon accepting 1950's Nobel Prize for Literature:"Ladies and gentlemen,"I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work - a life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust. It will not be difficult to find a dedication for the money part of it commensurate with the purpose and signi [...]

    2. “Truth – that long clean clear simple undeniable unchallengeable straight and shining line, on one side of which black is black and on the other white is white, has now become an angle, a point of view having nothing to do with truth nor even with fact, but depending solely on where you are standing when you look at it. Or rather – better – where you can contrive to have him standing whom you are trying to fool or obfuscate when he looks at it.”

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