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In an unlikely turn, “Papa” became a major shareholder in a communist Italian publishing house.
Dean Faulkner Wells, who has put down here William Faulkner’s ghost story “The Werewolf as he told it to her and her cousin Jill (Mr. Bill’s daughter) and her cousin Vicki and the other children of Oxford, is Mr. Bill’s niece. She was named after her father Dean, who was Mr. Bill’s youngest and favorite brother. Ten years separated the two brothers, but they were very close and enjoyed one another’s company in many moods and moments. Dean Swift Faulkner was killed in an airplane crash when he …
In today’s roundup: the fatality rate involving livestock; Sinclair Lewis’s neglected road-trip novel; remembering Trisha Brown.
The world is your lawyer. / Pawn-shop pearls. / Hair like telegraph wire. / My body my bed, / unmade. My skin’s / my twin, inked / These arms of mine
“I only became a novelist because I thought I had missed my chance to become a historian.”
Rereading Wells Tower’s 2002 story from our archive.
The revolution is coming, Rhys says so, and it’ll be just like we always dreamed: blood, streets. First day in Yangon, time- lagged and tongue-tied from my trip across the Atlantic. “Things will be changing soon,” Rhys says.
John was the writer tell me / who was John / Brother / John was the writer (Calling Hey John! Ho John!)