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This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows a details of a letter William Faulkner wrote to his mother from Paris in 1925 with a drawing of himself with a beard, and describing the difficulty of ordering a meal in a restaurant. Manuscripts and personal letters of the late author, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace, can be viewed Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Sotheby’s in New York. (AP Photo/Sotheby's) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Faulkner heirlooms going to auction in New York

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace, can be viewed Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York — an event to whet the appetites of scholars ahead of a June auction.

It's a literary treasure trove, said Justin Caldwell, a specialist in books and manuscripts at Sotheby's.

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