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Download e-book for kindle: Across the Creek. Faulkner Family Stories by Jim Faulkner

By Jim Faulkner

ISBN-10: 1578068789

ISBN-13: 9781578068784

Across the Creek, a set of affectionate memories, provides to the typical lore approximately William Faulkner and his neighborhood. Jim Faulkner recounts tales abounding in folklore, humor, kinfolk heritage, and fictionalized background, and those supply an insider's view of the Faulkner family's lifestyles within the small southern city of Oxford, Mississippi.

A experience of experience and misadventure shades those own debts. "Aunt Tee and Her Monuments" explains the secret of why the city has accomplice statues. "Roasting Black Buster" tells how Faulkner's employed guy via mistake killed the prize bull for a family members fish fry. "The photo of John and Brother Will" recounts how Phil Mullen occurred to take his renowned picture of the well-known Faulkner brother novelists—John and William—one of the few photos ever taken of them together.

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The county and Faulkner’s fictional county, Yoknapatawpha, are not the same place, but the similarities are so great that the distinctions have never become precisely clear, and they never will. Faulkner and his books have been discussed critically and biographically about as much as any other twentieth-century author. But it is difficult for the outside reader to understand the daily Faulkner in his hometown. A few literary people lived in Oxford, but Faulkner went out of his way as much to avoid them as he did to mingle with them.

We left holes in the walls on all four sides to shoot our rubber guns through. We thought that we were invincible, and during the first two battles we were. But when we went to the picture show on Saturday morning and saw some soldiers defending their fort with a cannon against an Indian attack we decided that to make our clubhouse more of a fort and more impregnable from attack by all comers at any time we would have to have a cannon. We rummaged around in some of our favorite playing places and found an old cast-iron sewer pipe about three feet long and four inches in diameter.

That mower had robbed me of many Friday afternoons and Saturdays. I had pushed it up and down the yard so many times that I felt like a bird dog on a wire run. Whenever I fought that mower, there was a shower of grass blowing out the back; most of it ended up in my shoes and the cuffs of my pants, and when I went in the house, it all fell out on the floor, and Dolly didn’t like that. I wouldn’t cut the grass barefooted because I’d been told that a man couldn’t balance well with a big toe gone. Nan was coming to Oxford, and it was time to get a new lawnmower because the old one was worn out and the grass in our front yard had grown past the joking stage.

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