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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.
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.
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.
This was an interesting interview with James Lee Burke about William Faulkner.
I may check out some of his books now.
He was a fine interviewer.
Read the book I bought by Faulkner "Light in August".
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?"
Listening to books makes my mundane tasks so much more palatable.
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?
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.
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.
Loved hearing James Lee Burke's voice.
I love books!
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!
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..
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