TITLE: William Faulkner & the Ledgers of History
SPEAKER: Sally Wolff
EVENT DATE: 08/09/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
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."