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“Intruder in the Dust” and Pickett’s Charge

In year’s past on July 3, we’ve shared the words of William Faulkner from Intruder in the Dust that recount that moment, just before the start of Pickett’s Charge, pregnant with possibility. Today, on our YouTube page, I took a … Continue reading

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Remembering Pickett’s Charge

As has become our July 3 custom at ECW, we offer you Faulkner’s famous reflection in remembrance of Pickett’s Charge: For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s … Continue reading

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A Quick Writing Lesson with Foote and Faulkner

One of the important lessons I tell my writing students is, “Punctuation serves as a guidepost to tell your readers how to read your writing.” To illustrate my point, I use a sentence from Shelby Foote’s Stars in Their Courses: The … Continue reading

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Remembering Pickett’s Charge

As has become our July 3 custom at ECW, we offer you Faulkner’s famous reflection in remembrance of Pickett’s Charge: For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Pickett’s Charge

As has become our custom at ECW, we offer you Faulkner’s famous reflection in remembrance of Pickett’s Charge: For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not … Continue reading

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