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Want to hear William Faulkner’s Mississippi drawl? Check out this rare 1952 film.

200px-William_Faulkner_1949‘Early in his life, William Faulkner had an epiphany: ‘I discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about, and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it.'” – From

A website called “Open Culture” published a 1952 film this week shot shortly after Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for literature. Take a look at it to see footage of Oxford and its residents more than 60 years ago with glimpses of the square, the Ole Miss campus, Faulkner’s friends, The Oxford Eagle, and you’ll hear Faulkner’s Southern drawl, something I had never heard before watching it.

Click the “Open Culture” link to watch the whole film that is broken into five, three-minute segments.

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