Nov 20, 2015
By Michael Kramer
A long-lost play by American author William Faulkner is being published today for the first time ever.
Twixt Cup and Lip, was written soon after the first world war.
In the one-act comedy, a modern, free-thinking woman finds herself courted by two men – and changes her mind at the last moment.
The play was written when the future Nobel laureate was in his early 20s and was more likely to write plays and poetry.
The work was discovered in the University of Virginia archives by the managing director of Strand Magazine – who has also tracked down obscure works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and many others.
The play appears in Strand’s holiday issue.