William Faulkner
(*25. September 1897 New Albany, Union County, Mississippi - †6. Juli 1962 Byhalia, Mississippi)

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"The poets are wrong of course. ... But then poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the truth they speak is so true that even those who hate poets by simple and natural instinct are exalted and terrified by it."

Gavin Stevens in Ch. 5 The Town (1957)