William Faulkner

1897 - 1962

Nobel Laureate and a storyteller of startling originality and power.

William Faulkner based his novels on Mississippi by creating the Yoknapatawpha country which parallels his native Lafayatte County. This became a backdrop for a compassionate and vast study of human failure. He delved deeply into the issues of the south at that time.

Faulkner demanded much of his readers and in his internal monologues in As I Lay Dying he allowed his sentences to run on for more than a page. This lead to some loss of readership; however, later his works were chronological arranged as The Portable Faulkner, and this enabled his literary genius once again to be appreciated.

Following The Sound and the Fury and Sartoris he became established as a master of fiction.

He received the Nobel Prize for A Fable in 1955 and for The Reivers in 1962.


CHRONOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN FAULKNER'S -- The chronological organization of Emily's portraits visually imprints the changes occurring throughout her life. Like an impressionist painting that changes as the viewer moves to different positions

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The Symbolic References in A Rose for Emily -- It is a story of the conflict between the old and the new south;alll represented through symbolic references

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The Bulls and Steers Imagery Association in Ernest Hemingway's -- The imagery associated with bulls and steers is confusing, since it is clearly supportive of bulls over steers. Bulls are associated with passion

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