"Faulkner's novel Sanctuary was the talk of Oxford... In the story a college student, Temple Drake, is raped with a corncob by an impotent gangster. Nine murders are mentioneed, along with voyeurism, incest and sadism.
"Faulkner wrote Sanctuary after having 'made a careful study of everything on the list of best-sellers. When I thought I knew what the public wanted,' he said, 'I decided to give them a little more than they had been getting.'"