Re: RARA-AVIS: Hadboiled Faulkner

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 14 Jul 2003

Mario Taboada wrote:
> Faulkner's style is not concise, but I consider it
> straightforward -- it is an oral style, or more precisely,
> an idealization of a Southern oral style, in which people
> take their time to do things and to tell a story. According
> to friends, Faulkner talked much the way he wrote.

************ I thought his style vacillated from straight clean hardboiled to elegant and flowery and perhaps overblown in SANCTUARY. One way on one page and another on the next. I assumed that it tied into what was going on, but I didn't take the time to study it.


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