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Talking Leaves

Sometime around 1981, the library’s TV station produced a series of interviews with regional writers from around Tennessee entitled Talking Leaves: A Regional Focus.  Somehow, our copies of the program did not survive, but thanks to the good folks of the Paul Meek Library at the University of Tennessee at Martin, we now have digital copies of all eight episodes of the series:

  1. Episode 1 – George Scarbrough
  2. Episode 2 – Robert Drake
  3. Episode 3 – Christine Noble Govan
  4. Episode 4 – Jeff Daniel Marion
  5. Episode 5 – John Egerton
  6. Episode 6 – Will Davis Campbell
  7. Episode 7 – Etheridge Knight
  8. Episode 8 – Analysis and Discussion with Dr. Ramsey Fowler (Memphis State) and Dan Gann.

If you’re not sold yet, perhaps I could throw in classic early 80’s fashion and a catchy theme song?  Happy viewing!


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William Faulkner and… Shelby Foote?

We know that it’s Faulkner on the right, with the pipe.  But could that be Shelby Foote in the center of the picture in profile?  In Conversations with Shelby Foote by William C. Carter (ed.), Foote was interviewed by Dick Cavett and said that he met Faulkner on the day that Mr. Faulkner finished writing If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, which would have been around 1939.  He added, “I’ve spent other times with him–couple of days riding around in cars and we would go get ourselves a bottle of whiskey and drink it.”  Was this one of those days when they were riding around?

What say you?

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