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  • Becoming Faulkner: The Art and Life of William Faulker | Philip Weinstein

    Becoming Faulkner: The Art and Life of William Faulker

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Philip Weinstein
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
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    William Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the 20th century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure. Throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges: his less-than-heroic military career; the loss of his brother in an airplane crash; a disappointing stint as a Hollywood screenwriter; and a destructive bout with alcoholism.

    W Perry Hall says: "Miss.'s BCS-Bundren.Compson.Snopes/Sutpen/Sartoris"
  • Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage | Philip Weinstein

    Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Philip Weinstein
    • Narrated By Tom Zingarelli
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    Jonathan Franzen's work raises major questions about the possibilities of contemporary fiction: How does one appeal to a broad mass of mainstream readers on the one hand while persuading connoisseurs, on the other, that one's fiction has is high art? Even more acutely, how did Franzen move from the rage that animates his first two novels to the more generous comic stance of the two later novels, on which his reputation rests?

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