07/15/2010 05:08 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

William Faulkner Talks Online, 50 Years Later

In the late 1950s, English students at the University of Virginia got the opportunity that most American literature scholars would kill for -- to speak with William Faulkner.

Faulkner spent two years as the writer-in-residence at UVA, where he gave lectures and readings and took questions from students. The lectures were recorded on reel-to-reel tapes, which have now been digitized and published online.

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