Saturday, April 3, 2010

Academic Ambition #2

Write many footnotes like this:
Faulkner may have been in the same room with Cather in New York in 1931. According to Blotner, the crime novelist Dashiell Hammett and Faulkner had finagled an invitation to a Knopf dinner through Bennett Cerf. Inebriated beyond the likelihood of conversation, Faulkner was present at least part of the time.
-Candace Waid, "Burying the Regional Mother: Faulkner's Road through the Visual Arts," The Faulkner Journal 23:1 (Fall 2007) 43.

1 comment:

Sam said...

'Inebriated beyond the likelihood of conversation' is pretty much GENIUS ...