Ernest Hebert is an author and Dartmouth professor who was born in Keene and writes fiction about this area. During an interview with the Keene Sentinel he unloaded a gorgeous rant about William Faulkner. It’ll soon vanish behind the Sentinel’s paywall. So as a public service, and to ensure I can refer to it later, I’m placing it here for safekeeping.
Q: How do you feel about being compared to William Faulkner?
A: I hate being compared to Faulkner — this kind of uppity, snooty southerner with his turgid prose based more or less on the Bible. I can’t bear to read Faulkner. It makes me want to puke. I just loathe Faulkner. And you can quote me on all of that.