By Jim Faulkner
Across the Creek, a suite of affectionate memories, provides to the typical lore approximately William Faulkner and his neighborhood. Jim Faulkner recounts tales abounding in folklore, humor, kinfolk background, and fictionalized heritage, and those supply an insider's view of the Faulkner family's lifestyles within the small southern city of Oxford, Mississippi.
A experience of experience and misadventure colours those own money owed. "Aunt Tee and Her Monuments" explains the secret of why the city has accomplice statues. "Roasting Black Buster" tells how Faulkner's employed guy by way of mistake killed the prize bull for a kinfolk fish fry. "The photo of John and Brother Will" recounts how Phil Mullen occurred to take his popular image of the recognized Faulkner brother novelists—John and William—one of the few photos ever taken of them together.
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The Picture of John and Brother Will IN JULY OF 1949 Phil Mullen, the editor of the weekly newspaper in Oxford, took a picture of John and Brother Will standing together in our front yard. It was the first picture to be taken of just the two Faulkner boys since a traveling photographer came through town and posed them on their ponies in front of Big Dad and Nannies house on Second South Street and later in the parlor after Nannie and Granny scrubbed them till their faces shone like polished red apples.
John was disgusted because we hadn’t caught enough fish even to talk about, Renzi and Chooky were contented just to be moving and alive on a good hot summer day, Dolly wasn’t happy about any part of it, and James and I were worn out from fishing all night. ” The road back to Greenfield was hotter and dustier than it had been going the other way the day before. Every time we passed a house people waved and spoke and their dogs came running out to bark at Nip and Tuck until we were past what they considered their territory; then they would go back and flop down in the shade under their porch or a tree.
7. )—Fiction. I. Title. 52 [B] 86–5629 ISBN 0–87805–302–6 TO THE MEMORY OF my wife Nan, my father and mother John and Dolly, and my uncle William, WHOSE SPIRITS FLOW THROUGH THESE PAGES Contents Foreword Floyd C. Watkins Preface Roasting Black Buster The Picture of John and Brother Will The Battle of Bailey’s Woods First Guns Solo Saturday Night at the Pelican Reading Maps Aunt Tee and Her Two Monuments Grandfather Crossing the Creek Foreword A writer of personality, family, and character who spends most of his years and days in his community comes to know the people, and they come to know the stories about the writer almost as well as he knows his place.