Authors on Authors #11


"He has no courage, has never climbed out on a limb. He has never used a word where the reader might check his usage by a dictionary."
-- William Faulkner (on Ernest Hemingway)

8 comments:

Chip Hilton said...

"You talkin' to me?"

Justin Timberlake said...

faulkner's a jerk

Christopher said...

you kids get to bed in here!..

Brent McKee said...

Rather unsettling, all things considered.

Radish King said...

Oddly enough, he used to hunt with my grandfather.

Stoney said...

That quote says more about Faulkner than it does about Hemingway. I guess my third grade vocabulary teacher would agree that using five dollar words is courageous. But she wasn't much of a novelist.

G said...

Medical records made available in 1991 confirm that Hemingway's hemochromatosis had been diagnosed in early 1961

Ilya said...

@G So Faulkner was right about the courage then. ;)))