William faulkner was an american author and nobel laureate, regarded as one of the greatest authors of the 20th century this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of william faulkner's life and works. For more information on faulkner, including commentaries on individual works, family genealogies, a character and place name glossary, bibliographies of criticism, a map and description of faulkner sites in oxford, and other information resources, visit william faulkner on the web, which is maintained by the author of this article. William cuthbert faulkner was a nobel prize-winning american novelist and short story writer one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories.
This is the first, and probably the most popular, of faulkner's yoknapatawpha county stories, a short, dark and compelling novel set in what he called my apocryphal county, a fictional. William faulkner, joseph conrad and james joyce are all described with a novelist's eye for the tragedy and absurdity of life published: 13 may 2016 written lives by javier marías review - 26.
Faulkner's father was murray falkner, who moved from job to job before becoming the business manager of the university of mississippi, where he and his family lived for the rest of his life william faulkner was born on september 25, 1897, and began to write poetry as a teenager. Professor weinstein writes the art and life of william faulkner in a flowing style that kept me interested, at times captivated, and not bored by academic double-speak, as an exploration of faulkner's drive, his defects, the early works, the masterpieces and the drought and failures in his art and his life. Faulkner's mastery of modern modes of narration, namely through his use of the interior monologue, multiple narrators and displacement of time, can be enjoyed in the following nine seminal works by the author.
Colonel william falkner was a soldier, lawyer, statesman, railroad-builder, and author who had a major influence on his great-grandson william faulkner donald philip duclos has written of biography of falkner called son of sorrow : the life, works and influence of colonel william c falkner, 1825-1889, but it is currently not in print. Reading william faulkner's short stories is an excellent way to approach his major works although his novels are better known and more widely read, many of the same characters and ideas found in them are introduced in his stories faulkner was born in new albany, mississippi, on september 25, 1897.
Faulkner's works, like their creator, are highly complex his style has caused much difficulty for readers, especially if the sound and the fury, light in august, as i lay dying, or absalom. William faulkner, in full william cuthbert faulkner, original surname falkner, (born september 25, 1897, new albany, mississippi, us—died july 6, 1962, byhalia, mississippi), american novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the 1949 nobel prize for literature. William faulkner (1897-1962), who came from an old southern family, grew up in oxford, mississippi he joined the canadian, and later the british, royal air force during the first world war, studied for a while at the university of mississippi, and temporarily worked for a new york bookstore and a. William faulkner biography author (1897-1962) william faulkner was a nobel prize-winning novelist of the american south who wrote challenging prose and created the fictional yoknapatawpha county.
Life and career born william cuthbert falkner in new albany, mississippi, william faulkner was the first of four sons of murry cuthbert falkner (august 17, 1870 - august 7, 1932) and maud butler (november 27, 1871 - october 16, 1960. William faulkner on writing, the purpose of art, working in a brothel, and the meaning of life the only environment the artist needs is whatever peace, whatever solitude, and whatever pleasure he can get at not too high a cost. Mr faulkner's self portrait, 1956 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.
As one of the most important figures in 20th-century american literature, william faulkner's works include the sound and the fury (1929), as i lay dying (1930), and absalom, absalom (1936. The first comprehensive collection of contemporary published reactions to the writing of william faulkner from 1926 to 1962, these articles document the response of reviewers to specific works, and chronicle the development of faulkner's reputation among the nation's book reviewers. William faulkner towers above american literature, particularly american literature of the south in this lesson, we'll explore his life and review his major works and style.
For a one-of-a-kind perspective on the life of a literary legend, pick up eudora welty's on william faulkner, an appealing little collection of welty's writings on the master of southern storytelling the compilation includes photographs, essays, speeches and letters, providing lucid evaluations of. Review of author william faulkner and his works a great writer created a universe, in which there is a strong inter-relatedness between families and community in his different novels. Marking mississippi's literary trail, from william faulkner to jesmyn ward soon travelers in the magnolia state will be able to visit places where authors like faulkner, ward, eudora welty and. The couple also published a quarterly journal, the faulkner newsletter and yoknapatawpha review, devoted to the life and work of william faulkner from 1985-1988 wells was a contributing editor for southern magazine.