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William Faulkner & the Ledgers of History

Two years ago, an important literary discovery was revealed -- the existence of a wealthy plantation owner's mid-1800s diary that had been read by William Faulkner and served as the great author's source for names, incidents and details in his prize-winning novels. Sally Wolff uncovered the connection between the diary and Faulkner when she was working on a book about the people who knew Faulkner. Speaker Biography: Sally Wolff is a Southern literature professor at Emory University and author of the book "Ledgers of History: William Faulkner, an Almost Forgotten Friendship." For transcript, captions, or more information visit
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