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William Faulkner

…I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire…I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even… Continue reading William Faulkner

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American Civil War · American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Excerpt · Historical Fiction · Modernism · Quote · Southern Gothic · Southern Literature · Southern Renaissance

William Faulkner

I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire…I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won. They are not even fought. The… Continue reading William Faulkner

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American Civil War · American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Excerpt · Historical Fiction · Modernism · Quote · Southern Gothic · Southern Literature · Southern Renaissance

William Faulkner

And I will look down and see my murmuring bones and the deep water like wind, like a roof of wind, and after a long time they cannot distinguish even bones upon the lonely and inviolate sand. — William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury. (Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1929)

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American Civil War · American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Excerpt · Historical Fiction · Modernism · Quote · Southern Gothic · Southern Literature · Southern Renaissance

William Faulkner

She smelled like trees. In the corner it was dark, but I could see the window. I squatted there, holding the slipper. I couldn’t see it but my hands saw it, and I could hear it getting night, and my hands saw the slipper but I couldn’t see myself, but my hands could see the… Continue reading William Faulkner

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