Faulkner was an unfaithful husband.
Estelle knew, but tolerated his infidelities. This book brought out the human, everyday, ordinary, humorous, sometimes cantankerous sides of Faulkner. For much of his life, he seemed quite content to live an isolated life away from the fame that his writings earned him.
I could not get over how real and common Faulkner came across in this story. The chapter near the end that told of his death and funeral shocked me as though it had just happened. The writings did earn fame, but for a long time, they did not earn him much money.
On one occasion, his banker demanded his signature on a check. Faulkner wrote him a letter and told him that his signature on that letter would be worth more in the long run than a check that would be cashed and spent.
The banker wisely kept and framed the letter. I went two times during the past several years.
Once was on a Monday where we discovered that the house was closed. We did get to walk around it and peek in the windows.
About 3 years ago, we did get to take the house tour. My whole family enjoyed it, but I am not sure they had the same type of experience I did.
I could have stayed and stayed and stayed. The first time I went to Rowan Oak was in the mids. My parents and I went to Oxford, Mississippi on a summer trip. Signed by author on title page. Bookseller Inventory Ask Seller a Question. About this title Synopsis: The niece of William Faulkner explores their close relationship while tracing the story of their family, chronicling the achievements of ancestors whose ranks included pioneers, war veterans and a Nobel Prize winner.
A wonderful book. Dean Faulkner Wells knows where the gold is buried, where the heart strings sang, where the understanding and love were engendered Burn the deconstructionists' texts. Every day By The Sun is all you need.
Dean Faulkner Wells has performed a miracle: She's brought a great man back to life, and in doing so she's summoned a time and a place that now seem too far gone. I love her clean, sharp, unpretentious prose, the well-hewn stories piled one on top of the other, the intimate revelations about a family that belongs to all of us but belonged to her first. William Faulkner is a fascinating character indeed, but it is Wells herself whom I found most captivating.
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