28 June 1947
sorry of this damn stupid thing. I was just making
$250.00, I thought informally, not for publication,
or I would have insisted on looking at the stuff before
it was released. I have believed for years that the
human voice has caused all human ills and I thought
I had broken myself of talking. Maybe this will be
my valedictory lesson.
hope it wont matter a damn to you. But if or when or
whever [sic] it does, please accept another squirm
from your truly.
letter Faulkner wrote to Hemingway following the publication
of remarks Faulkner made to a literature class that Hemingway
lacked "courage" in his writing.)
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correspondence has been collected in several books, including
The Faulkner-Cowley File: Letters
and Memories, 1944-1962. Edited by Malcolm Cowley.
Selected Letters of William Faulkner. Edited
by Joseph Blotner. Random House, 1977.
Thinking of Home: William Faulkners
Letters to His Mother and Father, 1918-1925. Edited
by James G. Watson. Norton, 2000.
for sale at
of Home: William Faulkners Letters to His Mother and
Edited by James G. Watson
W.W. Norton, 2000
to cite this page (MLA style):
John B. “William Faulkners Letters and Correspondence.” William
Faulkner on the Web.
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