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A note from Faulkner’s Sanctuary, and recent reading

William Faulkner famously wrote Sanctuary and used the advance to buy the house in which he moved with his just-married wife Estelle, who had been divorced from her first husband.

Here’s how he has one of his characters describe marrying someone who’d been previously married:

When you marry your own wife, you start off […]

I’m wondering if this tracks the experience of more recent law school graduates

I’m reading Benjamin E. Wise’s biography of William Alexander Percy, about which I have fairly mixed feelings leaning a degree or so to the negative, and I encountered this quote as the epigram for a chapter:

I have enjoyed spells of more intense happiness but never three years of uninterrupted happiness as I did […]