Monday, May 19, 2008

William Faulkner: The Past is Never Dead

William Faulkner in his Requiem for a Nun says: “The past is never dead. In fact, it’s not even past.”

While Faulkner may have intended those words as a description of life in the American South, they speak of other countries and of time, life and death everywhere.

Source: William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun Act 1, Sc 3, 1951.

Image: William Faulkner in creased shirt and on ye old typewriter.