Literary Paraphernalia: William Faulkner, We’re Sorry

William Faulkner, for those who haven’t studied American Literature, was a Nobel Prize-winning American author from Mississippi. He’s popular for such books as As I Lay Dying, A Fable, The Reivers, and The Sound and the Fury.

James Franco, actor and English Ph.D. candidate at Yale (which soon means he’ll be Dr. James Franco), is trying his hand at directing. He, like many other American Literature fans, enjoys William Faulkner’s work. He’s even directed a version of As I Lay Dying, which currently has a forty-one percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

That explains the face he’s making on the cover.
(Credit: Rotten Tomatoes)

And now he’s planning on directing The Sound and the Fury, a novel often considered one of the top in the American literary canon. This is a sneak peak at the movie:

From that clip, I’m not too enthused about the movie. Hopefully it’s better received and reviewed than As I Lay Dying was.

While we’re all huge fans of literature and the idea of great canon from around the world being brought into mainstream culture, it’s not looking like James Franco will be the one to bridge that gap.

But, if you’re a fan of Faulkner, we don’t want to leave you empty handed. Below is a list of great Etsy items for the Faulkner fan that doesn’t care that The Sound and the Fury or As I Lay Dying aren’t great movies—because you already have the books.

American Authors Bracelet
This can be found on Etsy for $30.
Writer’s Block: William Faulkner
These awesome little blocks can be found on Etsy for $7.

Miniature Sound and the Fury Book
I don’t know what function this would serve other than being totally adorable. Also, you can find this for $6 on Etsy.
“William Faulkner” Literary Poster
I’d drink to that great quote. You can find this print on Etsy for $24, or more, if you want a larger print.
Absalom Absalom Book Cover Earrings
These earrings can be yours for $17 on Etsy.
William Faulkner Original Mixed Media Handmade Art on Wood Panel
This artistic print can be yours for $55 from Etsy.
Try to Be Better than Yourself Aluminum Custom Bracelet
That’s some good advice, Faulkner. You can heed this advice for free, and you can also wear this bracelet as a reminder for $12.95 from Etsy.
The Sound and the Fury Bezel Glass Necklace
Can we all appreciate that this comes on a library card background? You too can own this necklace and library card for $12 from Etsy.
Faulknerd Bibliophile Pin
I know a few people that’d love this pin. It’s available for all Faulknerds for $3 from Etsy.
William Faulkner Faulk All Ya’ll Print
This is exactly what you say to people who hate on Faulkner after seeing a James Franco movie. You can say it in print for $35 from Etsy.
William Faulkner Writer Doll Miniature Art Collectible
This doll dances between cool and creepy, and it can dance for you (When you make it, I suppose. It is a doll, after all.) for $48 from Etsy.
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Amanda Riggle

Managing Editor at The Poetics Project
Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA, as well as the Lead Editor of Pomona Valley Review's upcoming 11th issue. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs.

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