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William Faulkner


(William Cuthbert Falkner)
USA flag (1897 - 1962)

William Faulkner was born in 1897 in Mississippi. He left high school at fifteen to work in his grandfather's bank. Rejected by the US military in 1915, he joined the Canadian flyers but was still in training when the war ended. Returning home he studied at the University of Mississippi. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. He died in 1962.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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Series
Sin and Salvation
   1. Sartoris (1929)
   2. The Sound and the Fury (1929)
   3. As I Lay Dying (1930)
   4. Sanctuary (1931)
   5. Light in August (1931)
   6. Absalom, Absalom! (1936)
   7. Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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Snopes
   1. The Hamlet (1940)
   2. The Town (1957)
   3. The Mansion (1959)
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Novels
   Soldiers Pay (1926)
   Mosquitoes (1927)
   Pylon (1935)
   The Unvanquished (1938)
   The Wild Palms (1939)
     aka If I Forget Thee Jerusalem
   Intruder in the Dust (1948)
   A Fable (1954)
   The Reivers (1962)
   Flags in the Dust (1973)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   A Rose for Emily (1930)
   Dry September (1931)
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Non fiction
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William Faulkner recommends
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The Last Voyage: and Other Stories (1997)
James Hanley
"Hanley is a chronicler of nomads and potential escapees, a writer who travelled the spaces of sea and conciousness... using language like a good clean cyclone."
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Winesburg, Ohio (1919)
Sherwood Anderson
"He was the father of my generation of American writers and the tradition of American writing."

Anthologies containing stories by William Faulkner
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100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor
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The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2008)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and John Updike
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On Glorious Wings (2003)
The Best Flying Stories of the Century
edited by
Stephen Coonts

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