Posts Tagged ‘William Faulkner’

Faulkner heirs’ lawsuit against Sony dismissed

OXFORD — A federal judge in Mississippi has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Woody Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in Paris” improperly used one of William Faulkner’s most famous lines. Faulkner Literary Rights, LLC sued Sony Pictures Classics Inc. in October in U.S. District Court in Oxford Faulkner’s hometown. The lawsuit said a character in the […] [...]

Country Squire builds legacy as state’s oldest tobacconist

Tobacco is as much a part of the Old South as bourbon and blueticks. There’s a light-hearted exchange on the leaf’s virtue in the 2003 Civil War movie “Gods and Generals.” “Colonel Stuart, do you use tobacco?” Confederate general Stonewall Jackson asks a junior officer. “No sir, not in any form,” answers Stuart. “Neither do […] [...]

Literary bar opens in New Orleans French Quarter

by Lynn Lofton Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Backspace Bar & Kitchen, French Quarter, New Orleans, Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner

Listen up book lovers who like to visit New Orleans. Here’s an idea whose time has come. This city of notable bars now has one for readers and it pays homage to literary tradition and history. It’s Backspace Bar & Kitchen, which opened Nov. 9, and is located at 139 Chartres in the French Quarter […] [...]

Reed brings to life the French Quarter during Faulkner’s residency

by Lynn Lofton Published: October 15,2012

Tags: Dixie Bohemia, French Quarter, New Orleans, William Faulkner

There are a wealth of books written about New Orleans and/or set in that quirky, historical city that hugs the Mississippi River. Even with a plethora of Crescent City literature, it’s doubtful we’ll run out of material for books any time soon. It’s a unique place among American cities and the interesting stories are certain […] [...]

Is there any problem a book can’t solve?

by Lynn Lofton Published: August 5,2012

Tags: Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters, William Faulkner

There are times when a book is worth struggling through 50 pages or more to make us want to finish it. However, – like many readers – I prefer that a book grabs me from page one and will not let me go. The latter is the most welcome case with “The Weird Sisters” by […] [...]

Remembering the fun and antics of coming of age in 1950s Oxford

by Lynn Lofton Published: May 20,2012

Tags: Katherine King, Margaret King, Oxford, William Faulkner

If you don’t smile at the title of this book, you haven’t been in Mississippi long or you have absolutely no interest in speech patterns. I can just imagine some good ole boy looking at these two girls, who look exactly alike and are dressed exactly alike, taking a second look and asking (rhetorically), “Y’all […] [...]

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