Lot #338
William Faulkner

"The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade space ship and already quarreling about where they are going next"
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Estimate: $2000+

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"The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade space ship and already quarreling about where they are going next"

Press release of a speech by Faulkner given before the US National Commission for UNESCO, signed on the cover sheet in pencil, "William Faulkner," three pages, 8 x 10.5, October 2, 1959. Faulkner's address "at the Closing Plenary Session of the Seventh National Conference of the U. S. National Commission for UNESCO," in part: "Mr. Khrushchev says that Communism, the police state, will bury the free ones. He is a smart gentleman, he knows that this is nonsense since freedom, man's dim concept of and belief in the human spirit is the cause of all his troubles in his own country. But if he means that Communism will bury capitalism, he is correct. That funeral will occur about ten minutes after the police bury gambling. Because simple man, the human race, will bury both of them. That will be when we have expended the last grain, dram and iota of our natural resources. But man himself will not be in that grave. The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade space ship and already quarreling about where they are going next." In fine condition, with some creasing to the left side. This speech was made by made by Faulkner while serving as a 'consultant' to the UNESCO conference. OCLC/WorldCatlists two copies of this mimeographed speech, at the Universities of Mississippi and Virginia.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Hollywood
  • Dates: #606 - Ended April 14, 2021





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