"Beginning with Sartoris I discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it, and by sublimating the actual into apocryphal I would have complete liberty to use whatever talent I might have to its absolute top."
Excerpted from Lion in the Garden: Interviews with William Faulkner, 1926–1962
, Edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate.
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