One Matchless Time
A Life of William FaulknereBook - 2007
Describes the life and work of the twentieth-century author of "As I Lay Dying," who struggled to rise above such challenges as a difficult marriage and alcoholism.
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.
Drawing on three decades of new material, a major portrait of the twentieth-century author of The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom Absalom sets his fictional world in the context of his life, profiling Faulkner as a gifted and obsessive artist who struggled to rise above such challenges as a difficult marriage and alcoholism. By the author of The Apprentice Lover. 25,000 first printing.