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³What French Readers Find in William Faulkner's Fiction.´ New York Times 17 Dec. 1950. Web. http://proquest.umi.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/pqdweb?index=31&did=31378 4092&SrchMode=1&sid=3&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VNam e=HNP&TS=1272903700&clientId=70665 This commentary on Faulkner provides readers with a sense of his work¶s positive critical reception in Europe during the 1950s. Written the same year Faulkner won the Nobel Prize, author Marcel Ayme clearly explains what separates Faulkner from his American contemporaries. It is a worthwhile read because of subject matter and because of depth provided by the author. As an interesting nuance, the author even manages to unconsciously predict a later winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Francois Muriac, by favorably comparing his style to Faulkner¶s style. Baldwin, James. "As Much Truth As One Can Bear." New York Times 12 Jan. 1962. Web. http://proquest.umi.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/pqdweb?index=8&did=118438 007&SrchMode=2&sid=6&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName =HNP&TS=1272903830&clientId=70665 This article provides anecdotal evidence of Faulkner¶s negative critical reception. Although mostly focused on broader issues of writing, author James Baldwin, himself an accomplished literary figure, derides Faulkner for his lack of concrete rhetoric in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech and vague stance on racism. He does, however, make a point to compliment Light in August. While Baldwin¶s opinions aren¶t limited to his analysis of Faulkner, the article is a worthwhile read for those interested in Baldwin¶s opinion on professional writing. Axelsson, George. "Faulkner Gets Nobel Prize; Bertrand Russell Is Honored." New York Times 11 Nov. 1950. Web. http://proquest.umi.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/pqdweb?index=12&did=91117 916&SrchMode=1&sid=3&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName =HNP&TS=1272903536&clientId=70665 This short article gives good background info on Faulkner and the other winners of Nobel Prizes in 1950. It does a succinct job of summarizing his accomplishments and explaining why he was receiving the 1949 prize. It also provides a glimpse of the 1950
Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Bertrand Russell. It is best used as a quick overview of the Nobel Prize. United Press. ³Faulkner to Use Prize For Welfare of South.´ New York Times 3 Dec. 1950. Web. http://proquest.umi.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/pqdweb?index=23&did=91121 067&SrchMode=1&sid=3&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName =HNP&TS=1272903629&clientId=70665 A short blurb of two paragraphs, this article provides useful information detailing how Faulkner planned to use his Nobel Prize cash. It also has interesting biographical information such as what family he traveled with to accept the prize and where he stayed during his time in Sweden. This article can also serve as a start to tracing the history of the PEN/Faulkner award. The New York Times. ³Recipients Of Second Annual National Book Awards.´ New York Times.7 Mar 1951. Web. http://proquest.umi.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/pqdweb?index=36&did=10715 0984&SrchMode=1&sid=3&Fmt=10&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VNam e=HNP&TS=1272903700&clientId=70665 A less known area of Faulkner scholarship is his second major literary award, the 1951 National Book Award. This article gives attention to the beginnings of what is now among the most important American literary awards. It also provides depth into Faulkner¶s character and an interesting snapshot of the American literary scene in the 1950s. The article notes his absence at the awards ceremony because he is in Hollywood, and points out that a friend from the publisher Random House, Saxe Cummins, accepted the award in his place.