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William Faulkner

Taking a fresh look at Faulkner

The 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday. This year’s conference features more speakers and panels than ever before primarily because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death. As always, the conference features several events for local fans of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A)

William Cuthbert Faulkner – ‘the scratch on the wall’ – 1897 to 1962

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about William Faulkner’s interview with Jean Stein. (July 6, 2012, Page 7B)

William Faulkner – an appreciation

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the past and present of William Faulkner and wonders if he wouldn’t be accepted a bit better these days than he was when he was writing books at Rowan Oak. (July 6, 2012, Page 4A)

Faulkner inspires art project, battles blight

A Leadership Lafayette group is using original art pieces, inspired by writer William Faulkner, as part of an effort to make Faulkner Alley on the Square more attractive to visitors and to discourage vandals. The unveiling of the mini outdoor art gallery takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. (July 5, 2012, Page 1)

What’s on your summer reading list?

Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get going with those summer reading lists. What’s on your list? Mysteries? Biographies? Sports? Romance novels. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options, including trying a bit of our best-known local author – William Faulkner. (June 25, 2012, Page 4)

Fifty years after Faulkner

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield reflect on his memories of William Faulkner. (June 8, 2012, Page 2B)

Trail to Rowan Oak recognized

The short trail through the 30-acre Bailey’s Woods that links William Faulkner’s house, Rowan Oak, to the University of Mississippi Museum was recently designated as a National Recreation Trail, which could lead to numerous benefits for one of the community’s most popular hiking paths. (June 5, 2012, Page 1)

Faulkner’s popularity extends beyond books

COMPLETE STORY — Fifty years after the death of Williams Faulkner, the Oxford writer’s work continues to be popularity. The Modern Library is reissuing six of his books this year and Hollywood is showing renewed interest in transferring his work from the page to the screen.

(more…) (May 11, 2012, Page 1A)

Community to celebrate Faulkner’s life, work

FULL STORY — Several events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. A free screening of “The Reivers,” lectures and other activities will take place on July 6.

(more…) (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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