William Faulkner Audio Archive Goes Online


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In 1957 and 1958, the great Amer­i­can writer William Faulkn­er spent two years as Writer-in-Res­i­dence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia. Dur­ing this stint, he pre­sent­ed sev­er­al pub­lic speech­es, gave many read­ings from his lit­er­ary works, spoke at count­less pub­lic events, and answered ques­tions from hun­dreds of stu­dents. The talks were orig­i­nal­ly record­ed on reel-to-reel tapes, and now UVA has dig­i­tized the audio col­lec­tion and made it avail­able through a new web site: Faulkn­er at Vir­ginia: An Audio Archive. In total, the archive presents 1690 min­utes (over 28 hours) of Faulkn­er record­ings. It also includes an archive of pho­tos and news­pa­per items, as well as an audio record­ing of a press con­fer­ence the Eng­lish depart­ment gave when Faulkn­er died on July 6, 1962. A real trea­sure. You can dive into the audio trove right here.

Note: To access the audio, you will need a Quick­Time play­er. If your brows­er does­n’t already sup­port Quick­Time, you can down­load a free Quick­Time plug-in here.

via NPR

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