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National Medal Winner - Peggy Prenshaw

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Prenshaw, Peggy, National Humanities Medal, 1994
William Faulkner's speech upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature
"I should like to nominate the brief address by William Faulkner upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10, 1950...the last paragraph alone would make a fitting statement to celebrate the struggles and endurance of men and women over this past thousand years...The text of the address was first printed in the New York Herald Tribune, Jan. 14, 1951." William Faulkner, "I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."

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