By William Faulkner
“Read, learn, learn. learn everything—trash, classics, strong and undesirable, and notice how they do it. similar to a wood worker who works as an apprentice and reports the grasp. learn! You’ll take in it. Then write. whether it is reliable, you’ll discover. If it’s no longer, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner’s epic story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who involves Jefferson, Mississippi, within the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi desert. He was once a guy, Faulkner stated, “who sought after sons and the sons destroyed him.”
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