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Notes on Re-Reading: Dam and Damn in Noel Polk’s rewriting of The Sound and the Fury

I’ve been looking at the Norton Critical Edition of The Sound and the Fury today.  It uses the Noel Polk “corrected” text.  Laying aside other qualms, one thing I’ve tripped over, repeatedly, is that the Polk version of Faulkner consistently spells damn without the final n (Jason damns a lot of things), while the […]

The Wall Street Journal on “Faulkner for Sale”

Update: Have made direct links to the story (without a paywall barrier) 

The Friday Wall Street Journal devoted almost two full pages, beginning on the front of the Arena section, to a story headlined “Faulkner for Sale,” about the efforts by Lee Caplin as agent for the estate to market literary […]

Absalom, Absalom?

At his first post-Argentina-cabinet meeting, Gov. Sanford explains that his decision going forward will have a Biblical basis:

I have been doing a lot of soul searching on that front. What I find interesting is the story of David, and the way in which he fell mightily, he fell in very very significant ways. […]

Judge DeLaughter’s Motion Barrage, Part Two: Mail Fraud Digression

From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!

-Traditional Scottish Prayer

Second, the Court must not, by giving the language of §§ 1341 and 1346 an expansive interpretation, violate the prohibition on federal common law crimes, “a beastie that many decisions say cannot […]