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The Transitory Influence Of Hemingway

So what can Hemingway tell us about what American writers owe to Hemingway? Whatever that debt is, it’s a lot, according to the various writers and literary scholars who appear as talking heads in the documentary, but they (Edna O’Brien, Tobias Wolff, Mario Vargas Llosa) are fairly long in the tooth, and few young fiction writers would now claim him as a star to steer by. In comparison, the influence of William Faulkner, transfigured in the crucible of Toni Morrison’s genius and legacy, can be ...
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Hemingway, William Faulkner, 04.05.21, Edna O'Brien Tobias Wolff Mario Vargas Llosa


René Magritte’s Early Art Deco Posters (1924-1927)

The Belgian painter René Magritte created some of the most enigmatic and iconic works in Surrealist art. But before he moved to Paris in 1927 and began forging relationships with André Breton and the Surrealists, Magritte struggled in Brussels as a freelance commercial artist, creating advertisements in the Art Deco style. In 1924 Magritte began designing posters and advertisements for the couturier Honorine “Norine” Deschrijver and her husband Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, owners of the Belgian fash...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Paris, Brussels, Boston Public Library, Facebook Twitter, Magritte, Lister, William Faulkner, André Breton, Rene Magritte, Norine, Hrag Vartanian, Honorine


Andrea, Jennifer, and The 2 Williams.

I assured you that I would write this post. It's something that should be very fun for me, but I've made it obligatory. I said "It's one of my favorite stories ever." And then, fooling about in the comments: Every task seems like more fun than the subject I regard as the ripest of the week, Andrea, Jennifer, and The 2 Williams. What is wrong with me? I just got up to make my 5th cup of coffee! Did William Shakespeare drink coffee? Did William Faulkner?... "He didn't have coffee, he didn't have v...
Tags: Google, Coffee, Law, Washington, Nbc News, Ted Cruz, Fox News, University of Pennsylvania, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Cruz, Macbeth, Mitchell, Hemingway


Behold All 42 Maps from Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages, the Author’s 54-Volume Collection of “Geographical Fictions”

Jules Verne’s tales of adventure take his characters around the world, through the deepest seas, even into the center of the Earth—on journeys, that is, difficult or impossible in the 19th century. Verne himself, however, spent most his life in France, writing of places he had not seen. In one apocryphal story, the young Jules Verne is caught trying to sneak aboard a ship bound for the Indies and promises his father he will henceforth travel “only in his imagination.” Whether or not he made suc...
Tags: Google, Maps, College, France, Earth, Paris, Literature, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Josh Jones, William Faulkner, Dupuy, Durham NC Follow


Three Howard University Yearbooks Featuring Kamala Harris Sell for $1,500

The 1984, 1985 and 1986 editions of the Howard University yearbook If you attended Howard University between 1984 and 1986, you might want to dig out your college yearbooks. AbeBooks recently sold a set of Bison yearbooks for 1984, 1985 and 1986 for $1,500 thanks to the inclusion of Kamala Harris, who graduated from Howard in 1986 with a degree in political science and economics. Kamala Harris, center, in her senior year photograph Harris – the United States’ first female vice pr...
Tags: Books, Politics, News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Vice President, Biden, Kamala Harris, Robert A Heinlein, Howard, HARRIS, Howard University, University of Mississippi


9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Cbs News, Wikipedia, Poetry, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Washington Dc, Vogue, Bill Clinton, Cbs


The Last Documented Widow of a Civil War Veteran Has Died

On December 16, 2020, Helen Viola Jackson died in Marshfield, Missouri at the age of 101. She was the last known widow of a Civil War veteran, marrying 93-year-old James Bolin in 1936 at the age of 17. James Bolin was a 93-year-old widower when Jackson’s father volunteered her to stop by his house each day and assist him with chores as she headed home from school. Bolin, who was a private in the 14th Missouri Cavalry and served until the end of the war in Co. F, did not believe in accepting ch...
Tags: US, Jackson, Hamilton, Jason Kottke, Clark, Bolin, William Faulkner, Marshfield Missouri, Helen Viola Jackson, James Bolin, 14th Missouri Cavalry


Jimi Hendrix’s Home Audio System & Record Collection Gets Recreated in His London Flat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jhMJNfq6ho A visit to William Faulkner’s house once convinced me I’d seen his ghost. Millions of people commune with Elvis’s spirit at Graceland each year. Some lucky person will end up with Toni Morrison’s personal library, and maybe also her Tribeca condo. No matter how well we think we know a favorite artist, there’s nothing like connecting with the spaces and things they left behind. Since 2016, Jimi Hendrix devotees have been able to make a pilgrimag...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Jimi Hendrix, George Frideric Handel, Toni Morrison, Graceland, Elvis, Maui, Tribeca, Richie Havens, Marcus Machado, Facebook Twitter, Johnny, Hendrix


I stayed at Hotel Monteleone and visited its Carousel Bar, both of which are treasured New Orleans landmarks — here's how they've adapted to the pandemic

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com The Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans reopened last month after a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemicI booked a stay to see how it adapted to new changes, as well as to take advantage of the central location and historic ambiance.I stayed in an entry-level King Room for $151 per night, which was priced far cheaper than is typical for this iconic hotel.Read more: Is it safe to s...
Tags: Cdc, Trends, Tennessee, New Orleans, Keurig, Truman Capote, Expedia, Mississippi River, Gilchrist, Soames, Hotel Monteleone, William Faulkner, Monteleone, Royal Street, New Orleans Hotel, Front Desk


Sundance Now Unveils October TV & Movie Slate

Sundance Now Unveils October TV & Movie Slate Sundance Now has revealed their October slate, including the U.S. debut of ITV’s highest rated new drama Des, the bone-chilling true crime drama starring David Tennant as the infamous serial killer Dennis Nilsen, as well as the streaming premiere of the steamy legal drama The Split Season 2, and the new docuseries The Dakota Entrapment Tapes. You can check out the full lineup below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: UK, TV, Tibet, Movies, Sweden, Minnesota, India, NFL, America, Thailand, Britain, United States, Itv, North Dakota, James Franco, TV News


‘Antebellum’ Star Lily Cowles on Learning to Be an Ally [Interview]

It’s Lily Cowles‘ Sarah who gets to say the opening text of Antebellum: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” It’s a quote by William Faulkner around which directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz frame their horror film, the idea that racism is as well and truly alive as it was in the Antebellum South. But Cowles’ character, despite being a “woke” friend and ally to her Black friends, Janelle Monae‘s Veronica and Gabourey Sidibe‘s Dawn, is the one character who doesn’t really experie...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, America, Features, New Orleans, Black Lives Matter, Sarah, Janelle Monae, Dawn, Gabourey Sidibe, Janelle, Christopher, Jena Malone, Roswell, Jena


CS Interview: Janelle Monáe on Social Horror-Thriller Antebellum

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Janelle Monáe on social horror-thriller Antebellum ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with eight-time Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe (The Glorias) to discuss her role in the upcoming socially driven horror-thriller Antebellum, which is set to hit digital platforms this week! RELATED: CS Video: Jena Malone & Jack Huston Talk Horror Thriller Antebellum PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB....
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, America, Jack, Janelle Monae, Eric, Monáe, Jena, Veronica, William Faulkner, ComingSoon, Renz, Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, Zev Foreman, Gerard Bush Christopher Renz


‘Antebellum’ Villains Jena Malone and Jack Huston on Drawing Inspiration From ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Alt-Right [Interview]

Before 2020, drawing a connection between Gone with the Wind and the alt-right would seem flimsy at best. But not only did that already happen in our headlines, it’s happening in Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz’s horror film Antebellum. The upcoming psychological horror thriller from the first-time feature directors imagines a world where the pre-Civil War South and the present are intertwined. And the ones bringing those worlds together are Jena Malone and Jack Huston‘s characters Elizabeth a...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Features, Jasper, Elizabeth, Jack Huston, Jena-Malone, Malone, Jena, Gerard, Huston, William Faulkner, Featured Stories Sidebar, Antebellum, Christopher Renz


How Do We Solve A Problem Like William Faulkner?

A question for everyone who loves to read his work: “How should we now regard this pathbreaking, Nobel Prize–winning author, who grappled with our nation’s racial tragedy in ways that at once illuminate and disturb—that reflect both startling human truths and the limitations of a white southerner born in 1897 into the stifling air of Mississippi’s closed and segregated society?” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Mississippi, Words, William Faulkner, 08.08.20


"In a seminar... Mary [Trump] and her 15 or so fellow students analyzed the Compson family portrayed in novels such as 'The Sound and the Fury.' The Compsons bore some similarities to her own family..."

"...Like Donald Trump’s mother, the Compsons immigrated to the United States from Scotland, and the family was riven by dysfunction. At the time, Donald Trump was running his Atlantic City casinos, which went into bankruptcy, and preparing to divorce his first wife, Ivana, and marry Marla Maples."From "Mary Trump once stood up to her uncle Donald. Now her book describes a ‘nightmare’ of family dysfunction" (WaPo).The Compson family, eh? Here's the rundown of the supposedly Trump-like clan:Jason ...
Tags: Books, Law, Scotland, United States, Atlantic City, Donald Trump, Jason, Trump, Benjamin, WaPo, Earl, FAULKNER, Quentin, Ivana, Benjy, William Faulkner


Analysis: Putin rewrites World War II history -- and does battle over historical memory

William Faulkner's famous line, "the past is never dead. It's not even past," is back in vogue. It's not just about debate in the US about removing Confederate statues, or in the UK over monuments to imperialists -- the war over World War II is back in play, too.
Tags: UK, News, Putin, US, Stories, William Faulkner


New to Stream: Kanopy’s June 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: Kanopy’s June 2020 lineup Kanopy, the premium, free-to-the-user entertainment streaming platform, has unveiled the full list of titles set to premiere in the month of June, including the acclaimed biographical dramedy I Love You, Phillip Morris and the James Franco co-written, directed and starring adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying! The list of titles on the streaming service includes Oscar winners, foreign language films, documentaries, and more. These films are...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, James Franco, Streaming, Phillip Morris, William Faulkner, ComingSoon, Movie News, Kanopy, HBO Max Next Month New, Phillip Morris Jane Fonda


Last Person to Receive a Civil War Pension Dies

Irene Triplett died last week at the age of 90. She was the last person in America to collect a pension from the Civil War, $73.13 each month from the Department of Veterans Affairs right up until she passed away. Her father Mose Triplett was both a Confederate and US soldier (a North Carolinian, he defected from the Confederacy halfway through the war) and Irene was eligible to receive his pension after he died because of disability. After Mary died in the 1920s, Mose married Elida Hall. He wa...
Tags: US, America, Journal, Jason Kottke, Mary, Irene, Department of Veterans Affairs, William Faulkner, North Carolinian, Mose, Mose Triplett, Irene Triplett, Elida Hall He


Bioenergy: The Great Continuum

By Gerard J. Ostheimer, Ph.D., Managing Director, below50 and Douglas L. Faulkner, “the Clean Tech Conservative” & President, Leatherstocking LLC Special to The Digest In the rush of twenty-first century life, especially in this time of multiple crises, we can lose a sense of historical perspective, be lulled into thinking that only the new and shiny and loud are worth attention – – or vice-versa.  That seems especially true for energy and environmental issues. Around this time of year, Memoria...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Congress, America, Cia, George W Bush, Henry Ford, Clinton, Thought Leadership, Big Oil, George Washington Carver, Dearborn Michigan, Woolsey, Lugar, William Faulkner, Douglas L Faulkner


Norco ’80, part 1: Before the bank robbery and 4-minute gun battle

Dear Reader: We are proud to introduce today the first installment of “Norco ’80,” the incredible true story of a Southern California bank robbery that occurred 40 years ago this month. Peter Houlahan’s gripping account, which we will be bringing to you in regular installments over the next two weeks, is adapted from his 2019 book, “Norco ’80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Robbery in American History.” Serializing a story like this is a bit of a throwback to the old days, for sure. But ...
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“What Are They?” Quiz: Answers and Winners! by PW Fun & Learning

Awesome, impressive, sharp as a tack. What are words that describe you! Great job on the quiz, everyone. We had loads of fun writing that one, too.   Here are the stats, answers, and winners.   STATS 2,053 people took the quiz. 889 people aced it. (Woohoo!) The question that gave people the most trouble (only 69% got it right) was the one that listed photography terms. And EVERYONE (100%!) knew their board games.   ANSWERS   Banh mi, croque monsieur, pinwheel ✓ sandwiches • cakes • drinks • cand...
Tags: Food, NFL, Broadway, Nba, Mlb, NHL, Caribbean, Harper, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Vicky, William Faulkner, Alstroemeria, ANSWERS Banh, Bangladesh Tanzania Benin


‘Never Be Afraid’: William Faulkner’s Speech to His Daughter’s Graduating Class in 1951

By the start of the 1950s, the euphoria felt by Americans after winning World War II had given way to a pervasive atmosphere of dread. The Soviets had exploded their first atomic bomb, McCarthyism had reared its head, and America's schoolchildren would soon be told to "Duck and Cover" at the first sound of a civil defense siren. It was in this climate of palpable fear that William Faulkner was asked by his daughter, Jill, to speak to her graduating class of 1951 at University High School...
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The Richards & The Sedins: Comparing Sibling Greatness

Henri Richard passed away last week and stories of him and his older brother Maurice are being regaled all over the hockey world. Henri “The Pocket Rocket” Richard was small in stature. However, he was big on production, guts, and leadership. It was well documented that Maurice “Rocket” Richard had piercing eyes that were said to eat through your soul. The Rocket was part of the Punch Line at one time and Henri’s fight and determination packed a big punch in a small frame. Maurice and Henri R...
Tags: Sweden, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Canada, Gm, Rocket, Nashville, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Richard, Hall of Fame, Ross, Tampa Bay Lightning


How Hollywood Fueled William Faulkner

Hollywood became synonymous with increased income and long absences from home. The manna from Faulkner’s work on screenplays and the movie options on his novels was very welcome indeed, but it did not come without cost to his marriage. When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer offered six weeks at $500 a week in May 1932, the couple was significantly overdrawn and without credit. Faulkner literally spent his last few dollars wiring MGM that he would accept their offer. He then asked his uncle for a five...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, People, MGM, FAULKNER, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, William Faulkner, 02.27.20, John Falkner


Planner I/II at City of Oxford in Oxford, MS

The City of Oxford, Mississippi is seeking a qualified Planner to join our team. Home to 25,000 residents and 20,000 students, Oxford offers a quality of life hard to match in any other town our size. Oxford is a city rich in history. Over the years, many writers have followed William Faulkner’s footsteps, making Oxford their home. Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity overflows in Oxford as chefs, musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s history, small...
Tags: Oxford, City of Oxford, OXFORD MISSISSIPPI, William Faulkner, Oxford MS. The City






You Need to Watch ‘The Big Sleep’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

(Welcome to Knives In, a series about the movies to watch before Rian Johnson’s Knives Out arrives in theaters.) Put on your murder-solving hat, because /Film has given me jurisdiction to dive deep into one film a day in preparation for the release of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out , which hits theaters next week. Each film relates to Johnson’s “whodunnit” in its own unique way, and each picture should hopefully be viewed prior to patrons watching the new movie on the big screen. Today, we’ll...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Features, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Carmen, Hawks, Blanc, Chandler, Spade


For Halloween, Budweiser Celebrates Its Little-Known Link to John Carpenter

A tipple (or many) and a typewriter was a potent combination for some of history's best known authors. William Faulkner enjoyed a whiskey while writing. Ernest Hemingway's affection for booze was the thing of legend. Even Maya Angelou credited a little sherry with kickstarting her creativity. Stuck writers have used all manner of inspiration, both...
Tags: Advertising, Maya Angelou, John Carpenter, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, AdFreak


F. Scott Fitzgerald Creates a List of 22 Essential Books (1936)

In 1936 -- perhaps the darkest year of his life -- was convalescing in a hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, when he offered his nurse a list of 22 books he thought were essential reading. The list, above, is written in the nurse's hand. Fitzgerald had moved into Asheville's Grove Park Inn that April after transferring his wife Zelda, a psychiatric patient, to nearby Highland Hospital. It was the same month that Esquire published his essay "The Crack Up", in which he confessed to a growing aw...
Tags: Google, Books, College, House, Literature, Jesus, Shakespeare, Zelda, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust, Scott, Facebook Twitter, Richardson