Books: A Tenderhearted Someone

MY BROTHER BILL by John Faulkner. 277 pages. Trident Press. $4.95.

Who was William Faulkner? Was he that stately novelist who lived in baronial isolation in Oxford, Miss., carving great slabs of novels out of primeval truth? Was he that country squire who had a paneled trophy room and bought English saddles with kickout stirrups and riding outfits from Abercrombie & Fitch? Was he, perhaps, that barefoot gentleman who entered the dining room of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis after depositing a bottle of whisky under the stop light at the intersection of Second...

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