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    Leo Schimmel

    Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying: Tracing the Atmospheres of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

    'When the pandemic hit Ontario, William Faulkner was a cadet in the Canadian Royal Air Force. Writing home to his parents, he would bemoan the lengthiness of his base’s lockdown, and the protracted sense of time it engendered.'