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May 7, 2013

Faulkner in Hollywood

William Faulkner   (1897 - 1962)

William Faulkner (1897 – 1962)

On this day in 1932 William Faulkner reluctantly arrived in Hollywood to begin work as a screenwriter, a labor that would last, on and off, for twenty years. Faulkner had already published The Sound and the Fury, and although far from a popular success he was regarded as one of America’s most talented young writers; on the other hand, a local store had just refused his $3 check.

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