William Faulkner Speaks!

William Faulkner, Nobel prize-winning author of The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, died nearly 50 years ago. But scholars and fans can hear him speak about his work and the nature of the human condition, thanks to a series of lectures and readings that are now available online:

Faulkner spent two years as the writer-in-residence at UVA, where he gave lectures and readings and took questions from students. The lectures were recorded on reel-to-reel tapes, which have now been digitized and published online.

Stephen Railton, a professor of English at the university, led the effort to make Faulkner's lectures available to the public. Says Railton, "I've spent an awful lot of my life in the last decade in virtual reality, exploring the ways in which these new technologies can help us tell the story about American literature and culture."

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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