Books: He Will Prevail

You try to say and sum up something, an impression of life, in what necessarily is a small space, and you're given only sixty years to do it. Savin' a few exceptions that's all anybody has; a short time.

—William Faulkner

The time of William Faulkner was long enough for his work to be read, misread, raged at and, for a long while, largely forgotten. By 1945 not one of his novels was in print in the U.S. Neglect suited Faulkner well enough; he was a shy man, and as indifferent to the reception of...

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