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Faulkner Estate Sues Over Midnight in Paris Quote

Incredibly common quote said with attribution

(Newser) - Maybe you've heard William Faulkner's famous quote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Well, don't you dare repeat it. Because Faulkner Literary Rights, a company that owns the rights to many of the literary giant's works, is suing Sony Pictures...

10 Toughest Reads in Literature
 10 Toughest Reads in Literature 

10 Toughest Reads in Literature

This list might be enough to make your head hurt

(Newser) - Great books can bring great joy—and, in a few cases, great big headaches. Listverse compiles the 10 toughest reads in literature:
  • Finnegans Wake, James Joyce: If you thought Joyce would ride his way onto this list compliments of Ulysses, think again. Written partially in a made-up language of mindbendingly

Plantation Diary Faulkner Used as Source Found

Ledger used for slave names in Go Down, Moses

(Newser) - A scholar has found an old plantation diary that appears to be the model for the one found in William Faulkner’s 1942 classic Go Down, Moses, a find that’s stunned the novelist’s devotees. Faulkner appears to have used the writings in the ledger as inspiration for scenes...

Clinton, McCain Could Pick Up Some Pointers From Obama

Noonan: They could try addressing us as adults

(Newser) - Add conservative columnist—and speechwriter of note—Peggy Noonan to the list of pundits impressed by Barack Obama’s address on race. “It was a speech to think to, not clap to,” Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal . And it holds a lesson for Clinton and McCain:...

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