William Faulkner

Finalist, 1960 National Book Awards
Winner, 1955 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1952 National Book Awards
Winner, 1951 National Book Awards

William Faulkner, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He published his first book, The Marble Faun, in 1924, but it is as a literary chronicler of life in the Deep South—particularly in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, the setting for several of his novels—that he is most highly regarded.
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The Mansion

the mansion by william faulkner
ISBN 9780307946829 Vintage / Random House
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A Fable

A Fable by William Faulkner book cover
ISBN 9780394724133 Random House

An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment. More about this book >

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Requiem for a Nun

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ISBN 9780307946805 Vintage / Random House

This sequel to Faulkner’s most sensational, Sanctuary, was written twenty years later but takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in Sanctuary. More about this book >

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The Collected Stories of William Faulkner

The Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner book cover, 1951
ISBN 9780679764038 Vintage / Random House

Forty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, Faulkner’s stories evoke the intimate textures of place, the deep strata of history and legend, and all the fear, brutality, and tenderness of the human condition. More about this book >

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He published his first book, The Marble Faun, in 1924, but it is as a literary chronicler of life in the Deep South—particularly in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, the setting for several of his novels—that he is most highly regarded. In such novels as em>The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom! he explored the full range of post–Civil War Southern life, focusing both on the personal histories of his characters and on the moral uncertainties of an increasingly dissolute society. In combining the use of symbolism with a stream-of-consciousness technique, he created a new approach to fiction writing. In 1949 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. William Faulkner died in Byhalia, Mississippi, on July 6, 1962.

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