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A Failed Poet In 1924 his friend Phil Stone secured the publication of a volume of Faulkners poetry The Marble Faun by the Four Seas Company It was published in December 1924 in an edition of 1000 copies dedicated to his mother and with a preface by Stone In January 1925 Faulkner moved to New Orleans and fell in with a literary crowd which included Sherwood Anderson author of Winesburg Ohio and centered around The Double Dealer a literary magazine whose credits include the first published works of Hart Crane Ernest Hemingway Robert Penn Warren and Edmund Wilson Faulkner published several essays and sketches in The Double Dealer and in the New Orleans Times-Picayune the latter would later be collected under the title New Orleans Sketches He wrote his first novel Soldiers Pay and on Andersons advice sent it to the publisher Horace Liveright After Liveright accepted the novel Faulkner sailed from New Orleans to Europe arriving in Italy on August 2 His principal residence during the next several months was near Paris France just around the corner from the Luxembourg Gardens where he spent much of his time his written description of the gardens would later be revised for the closing of his novel Sanctuary While in France he would sometimes go to the cafe that James Joyce would frequent but the interminably shy Faulkner never mustered the nerve to speak to him After visiting England he returned to the United States in December In February 1926 Soldiers Pay was published by Boni and Liveright in an edition of 2500 copies Again in New Orleans he began working on his second novel Mosquitoes a satirical novel with characters based closely upon his literary milieu in New Orleans set aboard a yacht in Lake Pontchartrain the novel is today considered one of Faulkners weakest For his third novel however Faulkner considered some advice Anderson had given him that he should write
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