Mayday

Date

1976

Identifier

Central PS3511 A86 M36

Publisher

Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press

Abstract

In 1926, William Faulkner wrote, illustrated, and bound Mayday as a gift for his girlfriend Helen Baird. Parodying medieval romance, Faulkner follows Sir Galwyn of Arthgyl as he seeks the beautiful girl who appeared to him in a vision during his chapel vigil. With Hunger and Pain as his constant companions, Sir Galwyn’s quest takes him to an enchanted forest. He slays a small dragon, encounters Time and Tristram, and briefly loves Yseult, Elys, and Aelia. This image shows the first page of text from Faulkner’s carefully handcrafted book.

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Citation

William Faulkner, “Mayday,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8543.