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Call for Readers:

The Marathon Reading of William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!


Cover of the first edition published by Random House in 1936

at Rowan Oak

Cover of the 1951 Modern Library edition

on the author’s birthday, September 25, 2004,
commencing at 6 am and concluding at 10 pm with a
birthday cake on the grounds of Faulkner’s home in
Oxford, Mississippi

The Department of English, University Museums, and The University of Mississippi invite you to participate in a public reading of William Faulkner’s great novel on the 107th anniversary of the author’s birth and the 68th anniversary of the book’s publication. The event commemorates the reopening of Rowan Oak, Faulkner’s home, renovated this year. To participate, call or email the Department of English, or print and mail this form with three choices of reading times.

Absalom, Absalom! Marathon 2004

Volunteers will be assigned to 10-minute reading segments. Times may be reserved on the hour and at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 minutes past the hour, starting at 6:00 am and continuing through 9:50 pm. on Saturday, September 25.

To reserve a reading time, call 662-915-7439, email, or mail this form to:

The Absalom, Absalom! Project
Department of English
Box 1848
Bondurant Hall
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677.



Phone _________________ email __________________________

Please provide three preferred times to read between 6 am and 9:50 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2004.

1. _______ 2_______ 3. _________

You will receive email or phone confirmation of your reading time.

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