Rotten Rejections: William Faulkner

William Faulkner I: Sanctuary

“Good God, I can’t publish this. We’d both be in jail.”

William Faulkner II: Sartoris

“If the book had a plot and structure, we might suggest shortening and revisions, but it is so diffuse that I don’t this would be of any use. My chief objection is that you don’t have any story to tell.”

Excerpted from: Barnard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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