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Exclusive Interview: Jim Atlas with James Lee Burke on William Faulkner | [James Lee Burke]

Exclusive Interview: Jim Atlas with James Lee Burke on William Faulkner

In this exclusive interview, bestselling author and two-time Edgar-award winner James Lee Burke shares insights about William Faulkner gleaned from a lifetime of study of the author and his work.
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In this exclusive interview, bestselling author and two-time Edgar-award winner James Lee Burke shares insights about William Faulkner gleaned from a lifetime of study of the author and his work.

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    Barry Petaluma, CA, United States 09-11-13
    Barry Petaluma, CA, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2006

    My interests run to psychology, popular science, history, world literature, and occasionally something fun like Jasper Fforde. It seems like the only free time I have for reading these days is when I'm in the car so I am extremely grateful for audio books. I started off reading just the contemporary stuff that I was determined not to clutter up my already stuffed bookcases with. And now audio is probably 90% of my "reading" matter.

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    "Cute freebie"

    Audible.com stuck this in my library when I bought Light in August. It doesn't really have anything to say about Light in August, but it is an interesting 15 minutes to spend with a couple people who are deeply interested in Faulkner. Just enough of a teaser to remind us what sort of a life Mr. Faulkner had, without getting tedious or didactic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristi Milwaukie, OR, United States 06-30-12
    Kristi Milwaukie, OR, United States 06-30-12

    An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was an interesting interview with James Lee Burke about William Faulkner.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Lee Burke again?

    I may check out some of his books now.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Atlas’s performances?

    He was a fine interviewer.


    Did Exclusive Interview: Jim Atlas with James Lee Burke on William Faulkner inspire you to do anything?

    Read the book I bought by Faulkner "Light in August".


    Any additional comments?

    One great story told by Burke. A studio exec takes Faulkner and Clark Gable golfing. Gable asks Faulkner what his line of work is, "I'm a writer", says Faulkner, "What do you do, Mr. Gable?"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim United States 04-26-14
    Tim United States 04-26-14 Member Since 2010

    Not a mainstream reader.

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    "No Comment"

    I just finished Light in August and this was my first book from Faulkner. I can't really comment on the interview with James Lee Burke because I need to read more Faulkner's novels to understand his style. This is a wasted review for people that follow me on Audible. Sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen El Paso, TX, United States 02-23-14
    Stephen El Paso, TX, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "William Faulkner - Comments by Atlas and Burket"

    Usually, I read Wikipedia article on the books and authors I read to get the context and criticism after I finished a book. I saw this 'free" recording on the author. It was helpful and added to my understanding of the author not in the normal cursory scan of information on the Internet. I recommend a list to this recording as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda EWING, NJ, United States 08-24-13
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was very interesting to hear James Lee Burke discuss another great Southern writer. I have been a fan of JLB since the mid-80s when I moved from Western MT to Louisiana. His insight on Faulkner makes me want to read all of the Faulkner books again.


    What other book might you compare Exclusive Interview: Jim Atlas with James Lee Burke on William Faulkner to and why?

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    Any additional comments?

    Loved hearing James Lee Burke's voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 04-22-13
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2005

    I love books!

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    "insightful freebie"

    I just finished listening to "Light in August" by William Faulkner. Audible offered up this interview of James Lee Burke on Faulkner. Since I'm a Burke fan I thought it would be interesting to get his perspective on Faulkner as he evidently liked Faulkner's writing or why would he do an interview? "Light in August" was a thought provoking book. I thought this interview gave an interesting perspective on Faulkner, his writing and his life, and it has encouraged me to listen to another. Thanks, audible!

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    Anthony United States 02-09-13
    Anthony United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "I thought so"

    I've read a good deal of Burke and a good deal of Faulkner and it's good to know that if I had a chance I could spend an hour or two chatting w Burke. I thought he'd be like he was in the interview. It's not a long thing. so if you've rooted for Robichaux, listen to it..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pilot East Coast 06-25-12
    pilot East Coast 06-25-12 Member Since 2008

    Listening to books makes my mundane tasks so much more palatable.

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    "Enjoyable, but far too short"

    16 minutes was simply not enough. There were some interesting vignettes-- but not much more. I appreciate that Audible offers the interview for free, but it would be much more worthwhile to offer a longer format that could be more substantive. I'd like to hear more from James Lee Burke, so why not give him a full half hour?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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