On this day in 1962, William Faulkner, author of the only book assigned to me twice in college (and once in graduate school), died of a heart attack in Byhalia, Mississippi. He willed the major manuscripts and personal papers in his possession to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia, where he had served as the school’s first writer-in-residence from 1957 until 1958.
The video above, produced not long after Faulkner’s death, is a more respectful look at the great writer’s later years than, perhaps, this is.*
* Video is N (entirely) SFW.