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ISSUE 86: One Corner of Yoknapatawpha Thumbnail

ISSUE 86: One Corner of Yoknapatawpha

During the autumn of 1929, when Faulkner was writing As I Lay Dying to the hum of the dynamo in the powerhouse where he was working the night shift, my father, some twenty miles away in Panola County, Mississippi, had another kind of dynamo in his head.
Department: LITERATURE
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BOOK REVIEW: Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce

We talk often about fearless writers. We use words like "brave" and "unflinching on book jackets and in glowing blurbs when the protagonists within enact dangerous behavior without moral-of-the-story appeals and sensationalized flourishes.
Department: Reviews
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INTERVIEW: Alex Mar on the Body Farm

In "Sky Burial," recently published in the Oxford American's Fall issue, Alex Mar visits the Forensic Anthropology Center at San Marcos University (FACTS)—the largest of America's five body farms, where people donate their bodies to be studied for the benefit of science.
Department: Interviews
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