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William Faulkner

American writer

1897   -   1962

movement: Modernist literature
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Virginia, University of Mississippi
occupation: screenwriter, poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, children's writer, author
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Ordre des arts et des lettres, National Book Award for Fiction, O. Henry Award
influenced by: Honoré de Balzac

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William Cuthbert Faulkner (; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was not widely known until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel winner. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) appears on similar lists. His first published story, "A Rose for Emily", is one of the most famous an American has written.
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works

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Pylon

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1935

The Sound and the Fury

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1929

Soldiers' Pay

first novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1926

As I Lay Dying

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1930

Light in August

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1932

Sartoris

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1929

Go Down, Moses

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1942

Absalom, Absalom!

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1936

If I Forget Thee

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1939

The Unvanquished

novel by William Faulkner

author: William Faulkner

1938

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