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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?"
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?
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!
A Viet Nam veteran, former steelworker, surveyor, draftsman, currently registered nurse. Popular and trendy are not necessarily great. Time weeds the path to the gardens of the classics.
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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