William faulkner was the greatest american novelist of the twentieth century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges: his less-than-heroic military career the loss of his brother in an airplane crash a disappointing stint as a hollywood screenwriter and. Synopsis american writer william faulkner was born in new albany, mississippi, in 1897 much of his early work was poetry, but he became famous for his novels set in the american south. The complete novels of william faulkner (five volumes) overview overview american poets project.
A celebrated and prolific novelist and short story writer, william faulkner was considered one of the preeminent writers to emerge from the american south in the years between the two world wars. William faulkner reads from as i lay dying william faulkner was a nobel prize winning novelist of the american south who wrote challenging prose and created. In his work, william faulkner created some of the most enduring and detailed portraits of life in the american south his novels, which explore family dynamics, race.
Overview of william faulkner born: september 25, 1897, new albany, mississippi died: july 6, 1962, byhalia, mississippi identiﬁcation: mid-twentieth-century american novelist known for his innovative writing style and treatment of provocative themes in a series of interconnected novels and short stories set in rural mississippi. William faulkner was born in 1897 in new albany, mississippi, where his father was then working as a conductor on the railroad built by the novelist's great-grandfather, colonel william falkner (without the u), author of the white rose of memphis soon the family moved to oxford, thirty-five. Envisioning faulkner and southern literature the william faulkner who had any interest to keep cane from being marketed as a work by an african american10. The sound and the fury is a novel written by the american author william faulknerit employs a number of narrative styles, including stream of consciousnesspublished in 1929, the sound and the fury was faulkner's fourth novel, and was not immediately successful. William faulkner is the outstanding american writer - his imagination and his prose, his sense of place and his passion put him among the world's leading writers this collection of his lesser-known work is - as the title says - essential for appreciating his magnificent acheivement.
Absalom, absalom is a classic work of southern gothic literature by american novelist william faulkner published in 1936, the novel is set in a fictional town in mississippi and tells a rich. William faulkner biography - the noble prize winner american writer, william faulkner has written many critically acclaimed short stories, plays, screenplays, essays and novels. Reading william faulkner he continues to work on psychiatry and american modernism before the novelist, 'faulkner' for the novelist and his and.
You are here: home / william shakespeare resources / 20 best american authors / william faulkner: a biography william faulkner (1897 - 1962) william cuthbert faulkner was a nobel prize laureate, awarded the literature prize in 1949. William faulkner 1897-1962 (full name william cuthbert faulkner) american novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter. William faulkner was a famous american writer and a nobel prize winner explore this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline.
The sound and the fury summary an essay on the sound and the fury summary anaylzes the american literature novel by william faulkner as one of the more complicated pieces of american literature, william faulkner's the sound and the fury focuses on the compson family in jefferson, mississippi. The library of america edition of the complete novels of william faulkner culminates with this volume presenting his first four full-length works of fiction, each newly edited, and, in many cases, restored with passages that were altered or (in the case of mosquitoes) expurgated by the original. William william cuthbert faulkner, (born september 25, 1897, new albany, mississippi, us—died july 6, 1962, byhalia, mississippi), was an american novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the nobel prize for literature in 1949.