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eBook Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi download ISBN: 0307591050
Author: Dean Faulkner Wells
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (February 21, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 304
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Category: History
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Dean Faulkner Wells has written a memorable family story, full of the intimacies of place and cherished connections, that not incidentally sheds unexpected, humanizing light on her august uncle, William Faulkner.

Dean Faulkner Wells has written a memorable family story, full of the intimacies of place and cherished connections, that not incidentally sheds unexpected, humanizing light on her august uncle, William Faulkner. A funny, extremely readable, incredibly likable memoir of what it was like to grow up with the great ma. .-Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama. Read Every Day by the Sun, then read Go Down Moses, The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion, and you will feel you have been on an archaeological dig with a master.

A delightful memoir written by William Faulkner's niece, Dean Faulkner Wells, who just died last year. She and her second husband founded and ran Yoknapatawpha Press, a small regional publishing house.

Dean Faulkner Wells offers a unique and personal view into the private world of William Faulkner. I smiled at some of Faulkner's family tales and felt sincere empathy over others

Dean Faulkner Wells offers a unique and personal view into the private world of William Faulkner. The daughter of youngest Faulkner brother Dean, who died in a plane crash prior to her birth, spent a great deal of time in the company of Nobel Laureate William Faulkner. As a child, she did not recognize the importance of the man who generously undertook raising her following her father's death. To his niece, the writer was simply known as "Pappy. I smiled at some of Faulkner's family tales and felt sincere empathy over others. I remembered many of my This book has been like learning about a new friends family over coffee in a Mississippi town square. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted murderers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers), and a Nobel Prize winner, arguably the most important.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted murderers, the builder of the first railroad in north. In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted murderers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers), and a Nobel Prize winner, arguably the most important American novelist of the twentieth century.

In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted mur?derers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FB.

In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted mur?derers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers), and a Nobel Prize winner, arguably the most. important Ameri?can novelist of the twentieth century.

In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted mur­derers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers), and a Nobel Prize winner, arguably the most important Ameri­can novelist of the twentieth century. She also reveals wonderfully entertaining and intimate stories and anecdotes about her family—in particular her uncle William, or “Pappy,” with whom she shared color­ful, sometimes utterly frank, sometimes whimsical, conversations and experiences.              This deeply felt memoir explores the close re­lationship between Dean’s uncle and her father, Dean Swift Faulkner, a barnstormer killed at age twenty-eight during an air show four months be­fore she was born. It was William who gave his youngest brother an airplane, and after Dean’s tragic death, William helped to raise his niece. He paid for her education, gave her away when she was married, and maintained a unique relationship with her throughout his life.                         From the 1920s to the early civil rights era, from Faulkner’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Literature to his death in 1962, Every Day by the Sun explores the changing culture and society of Oxford, Mis­sissippi, while offering a rare glimpse of a notori­ously private family and an indelible portrait of a national treasure. From the Hardcover edition.
Comments: (7)
Ttexav
I have just read the first and only review posted. There is nothing more I could add to it. So instead I will be a little more personal, hoping maybe this will help persuade you to read this wonderful, oh-so-southern-perfect memoir.
I knew nothing about this book until I heard Diane Rehm interview Dean (this is a woman) Faulkner Wells, the niece of Nobel-in-Literature-winner William Faulkner whose classic "A Rose for Emily" has been one of my favorites to "teach" both in high school and in college writing classes. For a while I thought I wasn't going to be able to make it through that interview because Ms. Wells seemed too nervous and apparently very, very old. But as anyone knows who listens to Diane Rehm on NPR, she understood that Faulkner's niece needed some encouragement, needed to acknowledge she was nervous. So Diane suggested that she read something from the book. (We would later learn that it was Ms. Wells' 75th birthday. And then I laughed so hard when I read the book and discovered that she had lied, that it was not her birthday which had occurred days before. Yes, I said to myself, Dean Faulkner Wells is a true Faulkner!)
Well, that was all it took--her reading. And suddenly the listener could not do anything other than to listen to that voice and her wonderful written language. Let me share what she read so you can enjoy the humor: "Over the generations my family can claim nearly every psychological aberration: narcissim and nymphomania, alcoholism and anorexia, agoraphobia, manic depression, paranoid schizophrenia. There have been thieves, adulterers, sociopaths, killers, racists, liars, and folks suffering from panic attacks and real bad tempers, though to the best of my knowledge we've never had a barn burner or a preacher."
Is that not priceless? You just know this southern lady is a cut-from-the-fabric Faulker. Oh, yes, and the next paragraph deals with the name spelling issue because some are Falkners and other Faulkers. But kin they be!
I ordered the book immediately. And as soon as it arrived, I put away everything--including student writing I should have read instead (oh, darn, now I will have to return to that stuff)--and quite simply couldn't put the book down except to read passages to my partner.
If you love Faulkner, if you love southern writers, if you love memoir, you will thoroughly enjoy this book.
The author never knew her father, the youngest of the four Faulkner brothers, William being the oldest. She was named for her father, by the way: Dean. He was killed in an airplane crash, leaving a widow five months pregnant.
The author lived much of her early years in the large house her uncle William owned. And he, essentially, took on--willingly so--the role of father to his very dearly beloved brother's only child.
You don't have to be a big fan of William Faulkner's writing to enjoy this book--after all, it can take a bit of mental energy to get through one of his novels--actually to get through many of his amazingly long, complicated sentences that I adore reading. But I can assure you Uncle William would have approved of the writing albeit not at all like his. It is very, very readable.
And so sweet. So tender. And there will be places you will burst out laughing. Let me close with one of those.
At times, to make some fast money, William Faulkner went to Hollywood to write screen plays.
"One of my favorite stories," Dean Faulkner Wells writes on page 89, "about William's time in California took place that fall. Hawks [Howard Hawks, the director of the film] took William and Clark Gable (and perhaps Dean [the brother, not the niece] on a dove shoot in the Imperial Valley. Gable, whom William had never met, brought along his .410 over and under, a shotgun that William coveted on sight.
"As they drove into the valley, Hawks began talking about books and authors. Clark Gable listened in silence. At last he said, 'Mr. Faulker, who would you say are the best living writers?' William replied, 'Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, Thomas Mann, John Dos Passos, and myself.'
"'Oh,' said Gable. 'Do you write, Mr. Faulkner?'
"Yes, Mr. Gable,' William replied. 'What do you do?'"
Fenrikree
I loved this book !
Such a beautiful remembrance of an imperfect family ,which we all have .But this one was more famous than most.
The Faulkners had an interesting cast of characters , including murderers ,thieves, adulterers , racists ,sociopaths and real bad tempers ( author's words) ,but they also knew when to come together to support each other in time of need .
Dean Faulkner Well's uncle was William Faulkner . Her father was William's youngest brother, who was killed in his 20's in an airplane crash ,in which he was the pilot . Dean states that William never in his lifetime stopped grieving for his lost brother ,and somehow, feeling responsible. All the Faulkner boys loved airplanes , but William had given the airplane to Dean and encouraged his love of flying .
Dean never had the opportunity to meet her father ,as she was born a few months after his death ,but William promised on the day she was born that he would always take care of her ,and he honored that promise, although, at times, he had many others who depended on him, in extended family and close friends. William also had his own demons to deal with ,which were depression and alcoholism .
If you want to meet an interesting ,and good old Southern family, read this book . It was an honor to read it .
Kefym
This is a book that tells the history of the Faulkner family of Mississippi. This book is written by the niece of William Faulkner, who was raised by the world famous author after her father was killed in an airplane crash, or her entire life untill adulthood. It is a fair family history, but it does not contain any info about her uncle that is not commanly known. If the reader wants to read about an upper class(and class mattered in the old South)family history then this book is interesting- if the reader wants to read a book about William Faulkner, then skip this one.
Purebinder
This book about the Faulkners was more enjoyable that most of the books by her uncle. Interesting stories about her uncle---and her family. Naturally most of the stories involved her uncle because, hey, let's be honest---that is what makes Dean Faulkner Wells shine on the bookstore shelf--her uncle. But here is a secret I will share : I enjoyed this book by Wells far more than I do books by Faulkner. I would not hesitate to recommend it. Would I read it twice? Probably not.
Aedem
I liked the direct prose style and honesty of this author. She managed to give an intimate account of the members of her family without being indiscreet. It can be a narrow line, and she walked it well. Whether you are a fan of William Faulkner's writing, you enjoy primary accounts of interesting families, or you want to read a thoughtful memoir, I recommend this book.
Vetitc
Very informative introduction to W. Faulkner's history and family background. Well written and entertaining. I had given up reading " The Sound and the Fury" but these memoirs gave me the desire to read other W. Faulkner's novels such as " Light in August" which I thoroughy enjoyed. I may now try again " The Sound and the Fury"...
Kitaxe
I'm not a Faulkner fan, but this book by the great author's niece is incredibly interesting and well written. She shows a side of southern life that no longer exists, but sheltered not only her, but also that of every one William Faulkner loved. A really enjoyable read whether or not you've ever read his works.