Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans by William Spratling

Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans

byWilliam Spratling, William Faulkner

Paperback | January 11, 2012

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.18

Earn 141 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

"When Bill Faulkner came to New Orleans he was a skinny little guy, three years older than I, and was not taken very seriously except by a few of us." Thus the late William Spratling, popularly known as the Taxco "Silver King," recalled the mid-1920's, when Faulkner, a young man fresh from Oxford, Mississippi, roomed with Spratling in Pirates Alley.

"By the time I would be up, say at seven, Bill would already be out on the little balcony over the garden tapping away on his portable, an invariable glass of alcohol-and-water at hand."

A result of their friendship was a book depicting "various people who were then engaged … with the arts in New Orleans." It was based on firsthand observation.

"There were casual parties with wonderful conversation and with plenty of grand, or later to be grand, people." Some of the names, in addition to Sherwood Anderson, were Horace Liveright, Carl Van Doren, Carl Sandberg, John Dos Passos, Anita Loos, and Oliver La Farge.

Spratling supplied sharp caricatures of the people and Faulkner contributed succinct captions and a Foreword. It was all "sort of a private joke," but the four hundred copies were sold within a week and the original edition is now a collector's item. This book is a charming reminder of exciting days and talented people.

About The Author

Born in an old Mississippi family, William Faulkner made his home in Oxford, seat of the University of Mississippi. After the fifth grade he went to school only off and on-lived, read, and wrote much as he pleased. In 1918, refusing to enlist with the "Yankees," he joined the Canadian Air Force, and was transferred to the British Royal...
Epilepsy And Its Treatment
Epilepsy And Its Treatment

by William Philip Spratling

$33.26$35.50

In stock online

Not available in stores

Latin For Little Folks...
Latin For Little Folks...

by William Joseph Spratling

$26.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

Epilepsy and Its Treatment - Primary Source Edition
Epilepsy and Its Treatment - Primary Source Edition

by William P. Spratling

$33.26$35.50

In stock online

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New OrleansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292741812

ISBN - 13:9780292741812

Customer Reviews of Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans

Reviews