Monday, May 14, 2012

Rowan Oak// William Faulkner's home // Oxford, MS

{he wrote an entire plot throughout this room!}
{this is where he got the call that he had received the nobel peace prize!} 

This past weekend we made the trek to Oxford, MS to see my sist graduate college from Ole Miss.
We stopped by Rowan Oak, and while I've been there many times before, I'm still struck by its quiet beauty.
Rowan Oak is William Faulkner's incredibly well preserved home.  Everything is original or replicas.  
I am somewhat of a Faulkner lover - he had a way of getting people, me included, completely engulfed in his stories.  His fictitious town was based on Oxford.  When I was working at the Hospital a couple of my patients knew him and would entertain me with strories.  He was quite the character! 
If you find yourself in Oxford - you should definitely check it out.
  

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. I will have to pay a visit one day. I absolutely love that quote!

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  2. i would love to see this in person. so amazing. thank you for sharing these pictures of his home.

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  3. You and your sist are so cute in the tree! And how amazing was it to hear real stories of one of your favorite authors?!?

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  4. Faulkner my favorite author. The Sound and the Fury is one of the best books I have ever read and by far my favorite book. I almost love it too much. I am so jealous you have been there multiple times. Thanks for sharing those pictures!

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  5. Wow, that is so cool! I love seeing where authors lived-- its always fascinating to see where great ideas and stories were born!

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  6. What an amazing place, I would love to visit it!

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  7. I have ALWAYS wanted to go here.... And to Hemingway's house! That's in Florida, right? Maybe you can just make that a new series... English with the Tuckers!

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  8. I'd love to go there! @Lauren, Hemingway's house is in Key West - he built it in line with the lighthouse so that when he was stumbling home drunk from the bars he would be able to get home by following the light (true story!). Great post! So glad I found your blog!

    Jenny
    www.flowercityfashionista.blogspot.com

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  9. such wonderful pictures!! sounds like a great weekend :)

    xox

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  10. I love Rowan Oak!! I lived in Oxford for 5 years and went many time, but never actually went inside!

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  11. I went to Ole Miss as well and Rowan Oak is one of my FAVORITE places ever! I love Faulkner's work and the name Rowan was my pick for our second daughter (sadly, the hubby didn't approve). But I did manage to put up a giant picture of Rowan Oak in her room. My favorite spot there is the garden out back with the bench.

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  12. love this house and the historical details. also impressed that you are a Faulkner fan. his books are tough!!

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  13. These pictures are amazing! What a great place to visit. And congrats to your sister!

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