Today was a productive day, and I feel grateful to both my writers' and mentoring group. The comments made on my work were intelligent and kind and provided important feedback.
When Eleanor quoted Faulkner's Nobel Prize Speech, she lit the flame that begins each year for me. I always re-read this important missive, and often share it with my students. If Faulkner, in the wake of the terror and destruction of World War 2, can have hope for the future of writers, I can, also.
I used a quote from his speech in a lecture I presented last year on Genocide studies. If anyone is interested in his words, please go to:http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1949/faulkner-speech.html
It's great to hear him give this speech!
Also, some of you were interested in my book (The Spirit that Moves Us) about Holocaust studies. Here is the link: