Monday, May 9, 2016

Paperback 941: Sanctuary (with Requiem for a Nun) / William Faulkner (Signet T1900)

Paperback 941: Signet T1900 (4th ptg, 1st thus, 1961)

Title: Sanctuary (with Requiem for a Nun)
Author: William Faulkner
Cover artist: photo cover

Estimated value: $10-15
Condition: 8/10

Best things about this cover:
  • When Lee Remick wants a rewrite, Lee Remick *gets* a rewrite.
  • "Sure, it's filth, but it's Nobel-winning filth, so devour it with a clear conscience, dear readers."
  •  Not sure who's in the foreground (I like to imagine it's Faulkner), but he's got some grade-A Fear Hand going on. Her hand is more Claw Hand / Slap Hand.

Best things about this back cover:
  • Mrrow.
  • That description of Temple Drake (great name!) is both sizzling and ultra-vague. "Courts horror" is an awkward phrase to say and look at.
  • William Faulkner looks like Peter Sellers playing William Faulkner.

Page 123~

Then he was standing over and she was saying Come on. Touch me. Touch me! You're a coward if you don't. Coward! Coward!

The confused waiter smiled and returned slowly to the safety of the kitchen.


1 comment:

DemetriosX said...

You got lucky that the page 123 quote wasn't the middle of one of Faulkner's 3-page run-on sentences.