William Faulkner Nobel Prize speech
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Jun 10, 2012 08:23AM
So wonderful to hear the great man's voice!
Jul 24, 2012 06:12PM
This recording is incomplete. Here are the last lines of Faulkner’s speech:
“…I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.”
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