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Week of August 15, 2011

Don’t miss: Faulkner discrepancies are the focus of new exhibit

The exhibit William Faulkner’s Artifacts of Authorships highlights some of the discrepancies evident in Faulkner’s manuscripts as compared to his publisher’s galleys, and between various print editions of his most famous novels.

The exhibit is presented from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Special Collections Library.

Materials range in date from 1917-69. Faulkner has been called one of the most important American novelists. His work represents a confluence of cultural, historical and literary frictions. Faulkner’s writing is known for its poetic density, but the editorial history of his work is less well known by scholars.

The exhibit focuses on the complex editorial history of Faulkner’s work, including his approach to revision. It includes alterations he made to his stories and characters between different forms of publication and different editions.

Items are from the Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman Collection of William Faulkner, a comprehensive collection of published Faulkner materials. Many first editions of books and short stories are on display as well as original University of Mississippi yearbook illustrations and reproductions of manuscripts.



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William Faulkner’s Artifacts of Authorship exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Special Collections Library

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