People: People, Nov. 15, 1948

The Working Class

Novelist William Faulkner complained that literary fame takes a terrible toll. The Kenyan Review had printed a piece that referred to Faulkner's "images of linear discreteness," and "images of curve." But: "Look," explained Faulkner to the New York Times Book Review, "I'm just a writer. Not a literary man . . ." And all those book reviews made things awkward around home (Oxford, Miss.): " 'Why look here,' they'll say, 'Bill Faulkner's gone and got his picture in the New York paper.' So they come around and try to borrow money, figuring I've made a million dollars . ....

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