Selections from Facets of Faulkner, A Fall 1999 Exhibit from The University of Mississippi, Department of Archives and Special Collections


"Two Dollar Wife"

    "Two Dollar Wife," College Life, XVII (Winter 1936) is Faulkner's rarest short-story appearance in a magazine. Only a few surviving copies are known. Faulkner may have been aware of "College Life's" $500.00 short-story contest. In the event, his story won no prize. "Two Dollar Wife" was not reprinted until 1979.

 two dollar wife

 Intruder in the Dust

    This copy of Intruder in the Dust is signed by cast members opposite the roles they played in the film. Faulkner, while making no screen appearance, nonetheless obliges with his signature.

Intruder in the dust

As I Lay Dying

Faulkner has been translated into countless foreign languages; few as exotic appearing as this Georgian edition published in Batuni in 1989.

As I lay dying 

"His Name Was Pete"

            "Pete" is the subject of a sad and angry piece Faulkner sent unsolicited to the "Oxford Eagle" after a hit-and-run driver killed his dog. Magazine Digest later reprinted Faulkner's 600-word piece.

his name was Pete 

 "Intruder in the Dust"

During the filming of "Intruder in the Dust" in Oxford and in nearby locations, Faulkner made himself uncharacteristically accessible, visiting sets, attending cast parties, and appearing at the film's premiere at the Lyric Theater in Oxford (1949).

Faulkner during the filming of Intruder in the Dust
Cofield Collection