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Bookmark This: Happy Birthday, William Faulkner!

 
Today marks the birthday of the late writer William Faulkner, author of As I Lay Dying, a novel that was banned in 1986. As we continue celebrating the freedom to read this week, we are highlighting this Paris Review interview the author gave to the magazine back in 1956. 
 
“An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done.” – William Faulkner
 
  
And select your favorite Faulkner quote, as collected by Buzzfeed.