do the same with the acclaim

ironman2012

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work – a life’s work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust. It will not be difficult to find a dedication for the money part of it commensurate with the purpose and significance of its origin. But I would like to do the same with the acclaim too, by using this moment as a pinnacle from which I might be listened to by the young men and women already dedicated to the same anguish and travail, among whom is already that one who will some day stand here where I am standing.

(This comes from William Faulkner’s speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1950.)

Does "do the same with the acclaim" refer to "find a dedication for the acclaim"?

Thanks in advance!
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    find a dedication for the money = find someplace to spend or donate the money that will be useful to promoting his ideals

    He draws a parallel to the fame he's receiving from being given the award. He wants to use that fame to get younger peoples' attention and inspire them. That's how he will "spend" the fame he's been given.
     

    ironman2012

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    find a dedication for the money = find someplace to spend or donate the money that will be useful to promoting his ideals

    He draws a parallel to the fame he's receiving from being given the award. He wants to use that fame to get younger peoples' attention and inspire them. That's how he will "spend" the fame he's been given.
    This helps a lot. Thank you very much.
     
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