FAULKNER, William (1897-1962). Requiem for a Nun. New York: Random House, 1951.
8vo. Gray title page, title and publisher's device printed in white, the rest printed in black. (Some offsetting on limitation leaf.) Original publisher’s half cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt-decorated; original acetate dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 122 of 750 copies SIGNED by Faulkner. Requiem experiments with narrative technique, being a hybrid of the novel and the play. The protagonist is Temple Drake, a character introduced as a college student in Sanctuary, one of Faulkner's early novels. Requiem for a Nun is perhaps best known for one of Faulkner's most famous lines, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Massey 219; Petersen A32.1a.
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