William Faulkner


William Faulkner
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William Cuthbert Faulkner (born Falkner, September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962), also known as Will Faulkner, was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his life, and Holly Springs/Marshall County.

Faulkner was one of the most important writers in Southern literature in the United States, along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn ... more »

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  • ''My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.''
    William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
  • The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one t...
    William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
  • ''The best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it's the perfect milieu for an artist to work in.''
    William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
  • ''If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us.''
    William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958).
  • ''She tried to sit on my lap while I was standing up.''
    William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. novelist, Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, Jules (Julius Grinnell) Furthmann (1888-1960), U.S. screen...
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  • Oliver Camargo Marino (8/1/2012 3:57:00 PM)

    why, no poems of William Faulkner?
    It would be interesting to know the poetry of Faulkner.

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Best Poem of William Faulkner

After Fifty Years

Her house is empty and her heart is old,
And filled with shades and echoes that deceive
No one save her, for still she tries to weave
With blind bent fingers, nets that cannot hold.
Once all men's arms rose up to her, ‘tis told,
And hovered like white birds for her caress:
A crown she could have had to bind each tress
Of hair, and her sweet arms the Witches' Gold.

Her mirrors know her witnesses, for there
She rose in dreams from other dreams that lent
Her softness as she stood, crowned with soft hair.
And with his bound heart and his young eyes bent
And ...

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