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Who is William Faulkner?
Born: September, 25 1897
Died: July 6, 1962
He was a very famous author from the 1920's.
What did he do?
William Faulkner was a well known author that published novels, short stories, poetry, essays and screen plays. He made a lasting impact on literature while writing in the Southern Gothic Literature Genre.
His works written in the 1920's include:
Vision in Spring- 1921
The Sound and the Fury- 1929
William Faulkner's accomplishment are:
The Nobel Prize- 1949
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction- 1955
Pulitzer Prize for fiction- 1963
William Faulkner was a very talented writer and he was rewarded for that throughout the final couple years of his life and the year after he died as well. His talent in writing in the genre Southern Gothic Literature was the key to being a well known author that would make a lasting impact on literature.
Where did he live?
William Faulkner lived in Mississippi, New York, New Orleans and France. While living in all of these cities throughout his life he wrote a variety of books. The scenery of different cities helped him write his novels.
What Genre did he write in?
Faulkner wrote mainly in the Southern Gothic Literature genre. This genre was inspired from the Gothic Literature genre which originated in the United Kingdom. While writting in this genre, Faulkner wrote about the lives of slaves on the plantations.
Some of Faulkner's Quotes
"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it."-- William Faulkner
"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life." -- William Faulkner