Two of my nearest and dearest visited Rowan Oak this past week and then shared a few bits of Faulkner's life and writing world with me.
Faulkner used this typewriter during the years he spent at Rowan Oak. Even taking it outdoors for a change in scenery now and again, an early version of the laptops we see in coffee shops today.
The plot of The Fable was handwritten on Faulkner's walls in graphite and red grease pencil. He used the outlining technique he learned as a Hollywood screenwriter to lay out The Fable storyboard. The Fable won a Pulitzer Prize in 1955.
A wise teacher never stops learning. And students benefit from studying the path of those who went before them.
A good writer reads.
Thanks for the pictures and details, Jordan and Leeann.
Friday, July 03, 2009
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