Book #109808

Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection. Volume IV: Battle Cry, A Screenplay by William Faulkner - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Louis Daniel Brodsky, Robert W. Hamblin

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [50], 409 pages
Publisher: Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1985.

Price: $29.00

A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket.

"Unlike its predecessor, 'The De Gaulle Story,' Faulkner's most ambitious attempt to draft an original screenplay, 'Battle Cry' demonstrates Faulkner's skill as an adaptor and collaborator. Though Faulkner was a principal writer on the project, he benefited from the active collaboration of director-writer Hawks, scriptwriter-consultant William Bacher, and others." In a foreword to the volume, Meta Carpenter Wilde and Orin Borsten recall Hollywood as Faulkner knew it in 1943, while the editors' introduction traces the evolution of the screenplay and links the work of Faulkner's fiction. Illustrated with related documents from the Brodsky collection.

Author Bio

William Faulkner

William Faulkner (born September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi) was an influential writer, having written multiple novels, poems, short stories, and an occasional screenplay. Some of Faulkner’s most prominent novels include such as The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying. Unknown to most initially, Faulkner became one of the most important writers in history when he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949 for “his powerful and atistically unique contribution to the modern American novel”. Faulkner was also a two-time Pulitzer prize winner (1955 and 1962) for his minor novels, A Fable and his last novel, The Reivers. He died in Byhalia, Mississippi on July 6, 1962.