People, Feb. 7, 1955

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Nobel Prizewinning Novelist William Faulkner, after picking up the National Book Award for last year's best fiction (A Fable), gave a peripatetic interview to New York Timesman Harvey Breit as the two strolled down Manhattan's gilt-edged Park Avenue. Faulkner suddenly exclaimed that his widely quoted statement about fellow Nobel Prizewinning Author Ernest Hemingway's literary cowardice (TIME, Dec. 13) had been Yoknapatawphaed all out of context.* "I was asked the question down at the University of Mississippi—who were the five best contemporary writers and how did I rate them," drawled Faulkner. "And...

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