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Saturday, August 27, 2011

FAULKNER ON THE SQUARE

This is a statue of William Faulkner, one of the South's most important writers. He won the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature. This statue is by Mississippi artist Bill Beckwith-famous in his own right. It sits in front of City Hall in Oxford, where Faulkner lived and wrote.City Hall was once the Oxford Post Office, but maybe they should have put the statue in front of the old University Post Office. When Faulkner worked there he got fired for throwing away the mail instead of sorting it-or so the story goes. I am joining http://heyharriet.blogspot.com  for Shadow Shot Sunday. And thanks for featuring my photo last week.

8 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Mr. Faulkner, I have to confess that much of what you wrote is very difficult to understand, but I do enjoy seeing you frozen in a moment of time. THAT I understand!

SHADOW DITTY

Shadows of onyx, shadows of grey,
Shadows to chase my doldrums away;
Shadows each morning, shadows at night,
Shadows, O shadows, you’re my delight!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Dorothy said...

Nice shadow shot. Faulkner was evidently quite a guy!

Sunray Gardens said...

That's a gorgeous statue. Sounds like he was kind of a character.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Donnie said...

That's a cute tidbit about Faulkner...lol...Makes you realize he probably thought it was all junk mail.

Kelly said...

I love the gently shadows behind Mr. Faulkner. I also love being from the South. :)

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey I LOVE YOU SIs....Thanks for the blessed notes~~~~Hugssss and PRAYERS~~~Dena

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photo.

Regards!

April said...

I thought he was fired for reading other people's magazines, etc.?(what would he have thought of blogs?)
:)
Either way, great shot you have there! :)