Eight short days away from our Charlottesville Conference, it’s not too late to sign up! This breakout session will be led by none other than Paul Walker, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville.
Please come join Paul Walker and James Wilson (yes, of Sons of Bill fame) for The Life and Work of William Faulkner. We’ll discuss Faulkner’s brave, honest, (and perhaps peerless?) exploration of “the human heart in conflict with itself,”–his self-proclaimed raison d’etre for his varied and voluminous literary corpus. And, we’ll attempt to make a compelling case for the deeply flawed (go figure) author’s Christian hope which stealthily seeps up out of the fecund ground of his imaginative, storytelling, Christ-haunted genius. We’ll give special attention The Sound And The Fury, the work we believe to be the masterpiece of American literature.
No lit-crit savvy necessary! As one professor said, “If you want to learn about other people, read Dostoyevsky. If you want to learn about yourself, read Faulkner.” So, come one, come all!