Faulkner’s Past Isn’t Dead

Less than a week after I posted Faulkner’s famous quote from Requiem for a Nun, the NY Times uses a play on it to announce the recent discovery of some “lost” Faulkneriana that is going to auction this summer. A box found in a barn on Faulkner’s daughter’s farm near Charlottesville, Virginia contained manuscripts, letters, and a hand-bound book length poem.

These items along with Faulkner’s Nobel Prize medal and a draft of his Nobel acceptance speech are all going to auction at Sotheby’s in June. Sotheby’s estimated sale value is $500,000 – $1,000,000.

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