The first question below was asked by someone at Mary Washington College; the second, in a graduate course at UVA; the third, in a combined audience from a graduate and an undergraduate course.
Q: In the book Sanctuary — can you tell us how you feel about the story? what brought you to write it and bring it out?
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Q: Sir, I'm curious about the occasional shift in personality that some of your characters undergo between novels. For instance, Narcissa Benbow is fairly sympathetic in Sartoris [i.e. Flags in the Dust], but by Sanctuary she's vicious. How do you account for this?
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Q: In Sanctuary, Mr. Faulkner, is the character of Popeye emblematic of evil in a materialistic society? What would he stand for?
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