Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Friday, January 14, 2011
Faulkner on Gavin Stevens, "A Rose for Emily," and Spillane.
William Faulkner by Carl Van
Vechten, 1954. Library of
Congress, Prints and
In both transcripts and audio from University of Virginia, William Faulkner talks about his lawyer character Gavin Stevens, his mystery-related story "A Rose for Emily," and the use of violence in his work, as well as takes a swipe at Mickey Spillane. He used to see James Joyce in Paris and tells of the role of Winesburg, Ohio's Sherwood Anderson in his first book.