Did not expect such a thorough William Faulkner angle to this but am here for it
Two words: William Faulkner. Ok, five words: The Sound and the Fury.
William Melvin Kelley's first novel earned him comparisons to an impressive range of literary greats, from William Faulkner to Isaac Bashevis Singer to James Baldwin. How did he disappear?
William Faulkner, who received Nobel Prize in Literature, wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
‘Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.’ William Faulkner, born #onthisday in 1897. #WednesdayWisdom