Faulkner in 5 Minutes

Light in August by William Faulkner

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” 
― William Faulkner

William Faulkner is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century and some of his works has earned him important Literature prizes.

During a visit to the Corner BookShop that’s inside the Bellevue Library, I found a Hardcover edition of Light in August (a used book, but in good condition). I have to admit that the only thing I knew about Faulkner was that he is an important author in American Literature, but there was something about this book… I quickly searched the book in the Goodreads App to read the synopsis and rating, but it was after hold the book in my hands that I knew I had to buy it.

Today I listened Faulkner in 5 minutes (I got it for free in Audible.com), is short and, between others things, provides a quick exploration of the elements that Faulkner use in his works, also mentions the names of some Authors that were influenced by him.

I enjoyed listening to this short Audiobook and I recommend it, specially to people that, like me, is not familiar with Faulkner and wants to learn a bit about him and his work.

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