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William Faulkner
Faulkner in 1954
BornWilliam Cuthbert Falkner
25 September 1897(1897-09-25)
New Albany, Mississippi, U.S.
Dee'd6 Julie 1962(1962-07-06) (aged 64)
Byhalia, Mississippi, U.S.
Alma materVarsity o Mississippi
(na degree)
Notable warksThe Sound and the Fury
As I Lay Dying
Light in August
Absalom, Absalom!
A Rose for Emily
Notable awairds
SpooseEstelle Oldham (1929–1962; his daith)


William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – Julie 6, 1962) wis an American writer an Nobel Prize laureate frae Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner writ novelles, short stories, a play, poyetry, essays, an screenplays. He is primarly kent for his novelles an short stories set in the feectional Yoknapatawpha Coonty, based on Lafayette Coonty, Mississippi, whaur he spent maist o his life.[3]


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  1. [1]."The two great men in my time were Mann and Joyce. You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith."
  2. a b c d e [2]."No, the books I read are the ones I knew and loved when I was a young man and to which I return as you do to old friends: the Old Testament, Dickens, Conrad, Cervantes, Don Quixote—I read that every year, as some do the Bible. Flaubert, Balzac—he created an intact world of his own, a bloodstream running through twenty books—Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Shakespeare. I read Melville occasionally."
  3. Obituary Variety, July 11, 1962.