These questions are from many different UVA sessions, over both Faulkner's semesters as Writer-In-Residence.
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to write?
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Q: What is your goal as a writer, and is it likely you will achieve it?
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Q: Which writers of this century are most likely to last the longest? [What the questioner says, picking up on Faulkner's answer to the previous question, is "will leave the biggest 'Kilroy was here,'" referring to a well-known piece of graffiti from World War II.]
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Q: Would you say that much writing is the result of unrest within the writer?
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Q: You have been called a Christian humanist. What do you consider your relationship to the Christian religion?
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Q: What is your objective in using long sentences rather than short ones?
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Q: Why are you so fond of the Compsons and the Snopeses?
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Q: You've come out with a book this year [1957] about the Snopes. Do you find it difficult over a period of years, to pick up those characters?
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Q: Can you give us your list of virtues? What is on it besides courage and honesty?
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Q: Could you give us some idea of the titles of the books you read every year?
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Q: What do you think of James Joyce?
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Q: What do you think of Ernest Hemingway as a writer?
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Q: You have often referred to male authors you enjoy. Are there any women writers you esteem?
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