Faulkner in 1954
|Born||William Cuthbert Falkner|
25 September 1897
New Albany, Mississippi, U.S.
|Dee'd||6 Julie 1962 (aged 64)|
Byhalia, Mississippi, U.S.
|Alma mater||Varsity o Mississippi|
|Notable warks||The Sound and the Fury|
As I Lay Dying
Light in August
A Rose for Emily
|Spoose||Estelle 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 wrote novelles, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, an screenplays. He is primarily 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.
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- ."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."
- ."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."
- Obituary Variety, July 11, 1962.