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Speaker: Joseph Fruscioni, November 5th

Monday, November 5, 12 noon Commons 329
“Faulkner and Hemingway: Overview of a Rivalry”

Joseph Fruscione
Department of English, UMBC and First-Year Writing Program, George Washington University

William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, carried on a nuanced and complex literary rivalry. At times, each voiced a shared professional respect; at other times, each thought himself the superior craftsman and spoke disparagingly of the other. Through 
a sense of competition, though, came an equally strong sense of psychological influence. In this talk, Fruscione will give
 a kind of overview of their multi-decade relationship, with special emphasis on their correspondence and Faulkner’s late novel,
 A Fable.