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A little William Faulkner for everyone

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The 41st annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference will look at author William Faulkner' writings about people who are saturated in history and have an undeniable sense that the past is still with them shaping their outlook on life.

The conference begins Sunday in Oxford. It ends July 24.

Keynote lectures and panel sessions are free and open to the public.

Throughout the conference, the University library will display Faulkner books, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia.

Faulkner, a native of New Albany, bought Rowan Oak in Oxford in 1930 and it became his home until his death in 1962.

Faulkner's "A Fable" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954. Another of his works, "The Reivers," won the Pulitzer Prize in 1962. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1950.

Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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