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One Matchless Time : A Life Of William Faulkner

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William Faulkner was a literary genius, and one of America's most important and influential writers. Drawing on previously unavailable sources -- including letters, memoirs, and interviews with Faulkner's daughter and lovers -- Jay Parini has crafted a biography that delves into the mystery of this gifted and troubled writer. His Faulkner is an extremely talented, obsessive artist plagued by alcoholism and a bad marriage who somehow transcends his limitations. Parini weaves the tragedies and triumphs of Faulkner's life in with his novels, serving up a biography that's as engaging as it is insightful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 137.2 x 205.7 x 35.6mm | 476.28g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060935553
  • 9780060935559
  • 895,395

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"Nothing less than spellbinding . . . It captures the essence of Faulkner's life with the narrative drive of a novel."--Houston Chronicle
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218 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
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4 45% (99)
3 21% (45)
2 3% (7)
1 2% (5)
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