Faulkner's Story Ends

July 7, 1962

OXFORD, Miss — Sweltering with near 100 degree temperature in this seat of Lafayette County, the town called ‘Jefferson’ in the ‘Yoknapatawpha’ saga took the death of William Faulkner probably with less emotion than the manifest in New York, London and Tokyo.
This is where they knew ‘Bill’ Faulkner as a man; and in the ancient tradition of the Old South, they let him go his own (to them peculiar) way as he let them go theirs.
He wrote about them and their ancestors. They smiled and shrugged, “Bill’s a curious one.”