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Hemingway and Faulkner in Their Time
It is almost as though they were fighting for billing on a tombstone - John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner are generally recognized as the most influential American novelists of the 20th century. Their careers paralleled one another in significant ways - two of their fledgling poems coincidentally appeared in the same avant-garde little magazine, and their ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 30th 2005 by Bloomsbury Academic
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The editors maintain that Hemingway and Faulkner were the most important writers of the 20th century. I know that they were contemporaries, both were alcoholics and had trouble maintaining relationships with women -- and in Hemingway's case anybody. The excerpts from conversations and letters are fascinating. I found that Faulkner, though equally troubled, was the nobler of the two.