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Faulkner, William

(1897-1962) American writer. William Faulkner was a renowned Mississippi writer, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and a short story writer, though he never graduated from high school.
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Books About William Faulkner
(1897-1962) American writer. William Faulkner explored human nature--sex, class and race--against the historical realities of Southern living. The Civil War still looms in the background of his novels, but his explorations of human nature delves far deeper than these "decaying fragments of myth." Read more about the life of William Faulkner, and find out how he created his works.

New Orleans Sketches
In January of 1925, William Faulkner, a twenty-seven-year-old writer from Oxford, Mississippi who was to mold many of his country’s endless varieties of civilization into a mythic literary universe, arrived in New Orleans, ostensibly to book passage and leave for England right away. But then in the six months that he ended up staying in the city...

William (Cuthbert) Faulkner
(1897-1962) American writer. William Faulkner is one of the most famous 20th-century American writers for novels and short stories about the American South. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949, and he's known for works like "Sound and the Fury." Read more about William Faulkner.

William Faulkner Novels
William Faulkner (1897-1962) is famous for his Southern novels about the imaginary Yoknapatawpha County. He wrote "The Sound and the Fury" (1929), "As I Lay Dying" (1930), "Sanctuary" (1931), "Light in August" (1932), "Absalom, Absalom!" (1936), "Intruder In the Dust" (1948), "Requiem For A Nun" (1951), and other works. Read more of the novels from William Faulkner, Nobel Laureate.

William Faulkner: A Critical Study
Taking into consideration Faulkner's greatest works and thematic development, Irving Howe writes, "The scheme of my book is simple. First, I have tried to say what Faulkner's work is 'about,' to report on the social and moral themes in his books, and then I have tried to analyze and evaluate the more important novels." Read on.

A Yoknapatawpha Timeline
Here you will find a history of Yoknapatawpha County. Much of this feature is still in development. Only the years 1540 to 1865 are partially developed.

Mississippi Writers Page: William Faulkner
"The man himself never stood taller than five feet, six inches tall, but in the realm of American literature, William Faulkner is a giant."

PEN/Faulkner Award
The largest juried award for fiction in the United States is named for WF.

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