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William Faulkner in Holly Springs

William Faulkner in Holly Springs

By Sally Wolff
Hardcover : 9781496856890, 176 pages, 29 b&w illustrations, March 2025
Paperback : 9781496856906, 176 pages, 29 b&w illustrations, March 2025
Expected to ship: 2025-03-17
Expected to ship: 2025-03-17

An intriguing argument and exploration that expands the postage stamp of the Nobel Laureate's fiction

Description

William Faulkner in Holly Springs describes places and people in this small Mississippi town and defines how these newly identified individuals and locales affected Faulkner’s writings. Author Sally Wolff uncovers new information about Faulkner’s sources and examines how the town of Holly Springs, its people, and its culture influenced the Nobel Laureate and the literature he produced. Wolff argues that this information can serve as touchstone sources for some of Faulkner’s most renowned fiction, including The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, Intruder in the Dust, and Requiem for a Nun.

Information from various interviews with over twenty current and former citizens of Holly Springs also helps to reveal Faulkner’s presence in this small town and the ways in which he drew from and then transformed what he found there into some of the greatest works in American letters. A clearer understanding of Faulkner’s sources helps elucidate the breadth of creativity and imagination with which he forged his world-famous literature.