“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” –William Faulkner
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Wise words from a wise man. The love for this Southern Gothic novelist reaches its peak in the land of his Southern roots, so imagine my delight when I opened up my email, only to find that my Garden & Gun newsletter was a feature on William Faulkner. The Voice of Faulkner links to a newly archived set of recordings of Faulkner from a series of discussions at UVA—almost thirty hours of this Mississippi native’s smooth southern drawl. The set of recordings feature question and answer sessions, among readings and lectures. Sign me up! I probably spent an hour just sitting and soaking up his wit and charm. For readers and lovers of history, this archive is a find! Soak in his liquid accent, and who knows—maybe you’ll find yourself transported to Yoknapatawpha County.