Faulkner's Oxford: Recollections and Reflections

Herman Taylor, Author Rutledge Hill Press $18.95 (205p) ISBN 978-1-55853-086-7
Like the Faulkner family, the Taylors have shared in the history of Mississippi for seven generations. Growing up in Oxford, the author encountered ``Mr. Billy'' from time to time; he was attracted to Cho-Cho, Faulkner's stepdaughter. He recalls children's parties, cigarettes snitched from the novelist's study, an attempt to poach a squirrel on the Faulkner property. But these gossamer-thin reflections are fillers for Taylor's main objective: identifying the landmarks in Yoknapatawpha County and Jefferson (Lafayette County and Oxford) in remarkable detail--roads, buildings, towns. Hardly a stone is left unturned in this vivid depiction of Oxford and its countryside in the '20s and '30s. Of immense local interest, the book will also be welcomed by Faulkner scholars. Photos. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
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