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Coming home to Oxford Mississippi in 1918 after a stint in the Royal Flying Corps young William Faulkner was arty and dandified He sometimes was seen in his airman's uniform and he affected English manners His pose amused some of his townsmen and joking behind his back they called him The Count and Count No 'CountDuring this period Ben Wasson met Faulkner at the University of Mississippi where both were students Their interest in art and literature drew them together Later Wasson became Faulkner's first literary agent as well as an adviser and sounding board In New York Wasson edited a Faulkner manuscript into a readable length It was published as Sartoris Also Wasson helped Faulkner to place The Sound and the Fury with a new York publisher Their friendship lasted for than thirty years as their paths crossed and recrossed in New York Hollywood and MississippiIn Count No 'Count Wasson muses over this long and close relationship in anecdotal accounts which he calls flashbacksWasson depicts a Faulkner who is humorous occasionally naive aggressive and loving At times he is the most courteous of gentlemen At other times he is a tragic figure attempting to deal with griefs and disappointment by lapsing into alcoholic binges The reader will discern a Faulkner whose artistic and creative nature produced sometimes bizarre behavior and destructive drives for achievement

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