Between Grief and Nothing

The Passions, Addictions and Tragic End of William Faulkner

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About the Author(s)

Lisa C. Hickman is a Memphis writer and independent scholar who has published extensively on the life and work of Joan Williams and William Faulkner. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Lisa C. Hickman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9605-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5428-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “William Faulkner wrote novels that won him the Nobel Prize, went to Hollywood to write screenplays and hobnob with famous directors and movie stars, was recognized during his lifetime as one of the greatest of all American writers, and yet he was a desperately unhappy man. His career and personal life were torn apart by alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness. Death came to him suddenly and mysteriously, only a few hours after checking into a sanitarium for rich Mississippians dealing with mental breakdowns. In Between Grief and Nothing, Lisa C. Hickman conducts a fascinating exploration of the dark, brilliant, tormented soul of William Faulkner, and uncovers information that sheds new light on his final days and hours.”—Tom Epperson, author of Make Believe and Roberto to the Dark Tower Came

• “A fascinating portrait of a deeply tortured and self-destructive genius. Hickman looks at William Faulkner through the lens of our current millennium, and all we know now about drug abuse, alcoholism and depression. It shocks me that treatment never appears to include any talking cure like therapy. Lisa’s book illuminates much of what I find so distressing and grim in Faulkner’s vision of humanity and especially the South. He embodied the term ‘tortured genius.”—Sarah Share, author of The Graceless Age: The Ballad of John Murry, director at New Decade Films Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland