PEOPLE FORGET THAT when Faulkner said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” it wasn’t exactly Faulkner who said it. Or rather, it both was and wasn’t: Gavin Stevens, a defense lawyer within Faulkner’s 1951 novel Requiem for a Nun, says it in response to another character, named Temple Drake, declaring, “Temple Drake […]
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