Count No 'Count: Flashbacks to Faulkner

Count No 'Count: Flashbacks to Faulkner


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Coming home to Oxford, Mississippi, in 1918 after a stint in the Royal Flying Corps, young William Faulkner was arty and dandified. He sometimes was seen in his airman’s uniform, and he affected English manners. His pose amused some of his townsmen, and joking behind his back, they called him “The Count” and “Count No ’Count.”

During this period Ben Wasson met Faulkner at the University of Mississippi, where both were students. Their interest in art and literature drew them together. Later Wasson became Faulkner’s first literary agent, as well as an adviser and sounding board. In New York Wasson edited a Faulkner manuscript into a readable length. It was published as Sartoris. Also, Wasson helped Faulkner to place The Sound and the Fury with a new York publisher. Their friendship lasted for more than thirty years as their paths crossed and recrossed in New York, Hollywood, and Mississippi.

In Count No ’Count Wasson muses over this long and close relationship in

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ISBN-13: 9781578068791
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 04/01/1983
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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