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Times Picayune on William Faulkner in New Orleans

The Times Picayune has a short piece on William Faulkner’s New Orleans.  It starts with a long quote describing Jackson Square at night, unattributed but from Mosquitos.  The streets are empty (and there’s a calmness to the whole thing), and there’s a trolley behind the cathedral on Royal Street.  Physically, much is the same.

The piece talks about Faulkner’s time in New Orleans, Faulkner House Books on Pirate Alley, and Faulkner’s work at the magazine Double Dealer.  Some factual details seemed in doubt– the magazine was started as a response to Mencken’s assault on the lack of literature in the south generally (“The Sahara of the Bozart”), not New Orleans particularly.  Perhaps too much reliance on the web.

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