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  • Faulkner's Writings
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    Faulkner grew up in Mississippi in the beginning of the twentieth century (William Faulkner 699). He was the son to Murray C. and Maud Butler Faulkner (Hoffman 13). Growing up in the South in the early 1900's meant being exposed to harsh racism. He watched the blacks endure unbelievable amounts of cruelty and was amazed at how the blacks conducted themselves with such dignity. He witnessed, first hand, what discrimination is and could not comprehend why this goes on. In many of Faulkner's works ...
  • Faulkner's First Book
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    Faulkner, William (1897-1962), American novelist, known for his epic portrayal, in some 20 novels, of the tragic conflict between the old and the new South. Faulkner's complex plots and narrative style alienated many readers of his early works, but he was recognized later as one of the greatest American writers. Born in New Albany, Mississippi, Faulkner was raised in nearby Oxford as the oldest of four sons of an old-line southern family. In 1915 he dropped out of high school, which he detested,...
  • Subject Of Faulkner In Relation To Women
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    Faulkner's Works A Breadth of Social Vision In Faulkner's works, his distinctive achievement was to combine a penetrating grasp of individual consciousness the story behind every brow with a remarkable breadth of social vision. His writings encompassed with many different types of people equal authority aristocrats and poor whites; black people and Indians; old maids and matriarchs; Christ-like scapegoats and pathological murderers; intellectuals and idiots (S tandberg 1). Faulkner created a bod...
  • William Faulkner
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    The Southern Grown Faulkner William Cuthbert Falkner was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi. He was the eldest of four brothers from Murry and Maud Butler Falkner (later in his life he restored the "u" to the family name). As a child William always had a strong interest in the arts. He enjoyed painting, writing poetry and other forms of art. During his elementary years William excelled and skipped the second grade (Helmster). However during his early teens he began to waiver a...
  • Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County
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    William Faulkner William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, with Jefferson as its county seat, is both a mythical and actual place. Yoknapatawpha county is 2400 square miles in area and has a population of 15,611 persons. Jefferson has an actual jail, town square, old houses, and Old Frenchman's Place, even a railroad. Faulkner's'Yoknapatawpha County' is in reality Lafayette County, and 'Jefferson' is actually Oxford. The Faulkner family lived there since before the Civil War. This is where most o...
  • Faulkner's Controversial Writing And Personal Life
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    William Faulkner William Faulkner is one of America's most talked about writers and his work should be included in any literary canon for several reasons. After reading a few of his short stories, it becomes clear that Faulkner's works have uniqueness to them. One of the qualities that make William Faulkner's writings different is his close connection with the South. Gwendolyn Charbnier states, 'Besides the sociological factors that influence Faulkner's work, biographical factors are of great im...

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