CANCELED: Carl Rollyson on William Faulkner, with Anne Heller
MAY 07, 2020 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
May 07, 2020: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Leon Levy Center for Biography
Carl Rollyson on The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934, in conversation with Anne Heller.
William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South―half backwoods, half defeated empire―transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and bestowing on the world some of the most revolutionary and enduring literature of the twentieth century. The personal story behind the work has fascinated readers nearly as much as the great novels, but Faulkner has remained elusive despite numerous biographies that have attempted to decipher his private life and his wild genius. In an ambitious biography that will encompass two volumes, Carl Rollyson has created a life of Faulkner for the new millennium.
Carl Rollyson, Professor Emeritus at Baruch College, The City University of New York, has published numerous biographies of literary figures such as Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, Lillian Hellman, Amy Lowell, Rebecca West, and Norman Mailer. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, and the Washington Post.