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Howe, Irving
October 1954
New Republic;10/11/54, Vol. 131 Issue 15, p19
The article discusses the book "The Private World of William Faulkner," by Robert Coughlan. The author has dredged up biographical material, has accumulated anecdotes, and tacked on a patch of "criticism" consisting of plot summaries so simplified as to be usable in comic books. He writes in a smooth effortless creamy prose, of the sort that never betrays the knots and twists of a mind in thought. The result, his publishers announce, is "the first rounded appraisal of Faulkner as an artist and a man."


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