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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679748148
ISBN-13: 9780679748144
Sku: 30118606
Publish Date: 12/1/1993
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  336
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An assortment of perverse characters act out this dramatic story of the kidnapping of a Mississippi debutante *Author: Faulkner, William *Subtitle: The Corrected Text *Publication Date: 1993/12/01 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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An assortment of perverse characters act out this dramatic story of the kidnapping of a Mississippi debutante.
SANCTUARY is Faulkner's most notorious novel; its sensational subject matter was particularly disturbing to the inhabitants of his home town of Oxford, Mississippi, many of whom felt Faulkner presented a distorted picture of their community. The novel tells the story of Temple Drake, an Alabama debutante who falls under the influence of a sinister bootlegger named Popeye. In the introduction to "Sanctuary" (one of the few introductions he wrote), Faulkner admits that the book was "a cheap idea, because it was deliberately conceived to make money." (SANCTUARY was in fact his only best-seller.) Faulkner liked to boast that he wrote the novel in three weeks, but he also revised it extensively before final publication. REQUIEM FOR A NUN is a sequel to the earlier SANCTUARY, and continues the story of Temple Drake eight years later. Now married to Gowan Stevens, Temple tries to save the life of a nurse who is accused of murdering Temple and Gowan's child. Most of the novel is presented in the form of a play. Each act begins with an essay giving the background of the events and a history of the mythical Yoknapatawpha County, as well as a consideration of the ways in which the past affects the present--Faulkner's perennial theme.
Author Bio
William Faulkner
William Faulkner was born in Mississippi, where he lived most of his life. He had little formal education. He dropped out of high school in 10th grade and joined the Canadian Air Force, just missing World War I. He was later admitted to the University of Mississippi as a special student, but dropped out after a year to write for a newspaper in New Orleans, where he also wrote fiction and published his first novel, SOLDIERS' PAY. After a brief trip to Europe in his late 20s, he settled down in Mississippi to write, and in 1929 published SARTORIS, the first volume in his Yoknapatawpha saga, which followed the fortunes of several Southern families as they rise and fall from Civil War times to the mid-20th century. Faulkner was also, briefly, a Hollywood script writer in the 1930s, but not a very successful one. The author of numerous novels and short stories, most of them set in his native state, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950. He also won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, among other honors. Faulkner once listed the things he needed in order to write as "paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." At the age of 64, he was injured in a fall from a horse and died shortly thereafter of a heart attack.


New York Times Book Review
"When Faulkner tore into the galleys of 'Sanctuary', he didn't change the original story, even if he had come to question it. He did not soften its horrors, nor did he delete the comic interludes: all of these survive unchanged in the novel as first published. His utter disgust with the original version was a craftsman's feeling....Although the revised novel is vastly better, the original 'Sanctuary' is not at all a contemptible book....It should be of service to apprentice writers...learning how a brilliant technician ...could work with disappointing galley proofs, save all the type that could be saved and come out with a new and more effective novel." - Malcom Cowley 2/22/81
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