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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).
  • ''You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.''
    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).
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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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