Faulkner, William



“Faulkner” redirects here. For other uses, see Faulkner (disambiguation) and William Faulkner (disambiguation). William Faulkner Faulkner in 1954, photographed by Carl Van Vechten Faulkner in 1954, photographed by Carl Van Vechten Born William Cuthbert Falkner September 25, 1897 New Albany, Mississippi, U.S. Died July 6, 1962 (aged 64) Byhalia, Mississippi, U.S. Language English Nationality American Alma mater University of Mississippi Period 1919–1962 Notable works The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, “A Rose for Emily” Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature (1949)Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1955, 1963)National Book Award (1951, 1955) Spouse Estelle Oldham ​(m. 1929)​ Signature William Cuthbert Faulkner (/ˈfɔːknər/; September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play. 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’s renown reached its peak upon the publication of Malcolm Cowley’s The Portable Faulkner and his 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the only Mississippi-born Nobel winner. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), each 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.

On June 17, 1962, Faulkner suffered a serious injury in a fall from his horse, which led to thrombosis. He suffered a fatal heart attack on July 6, 1962, at the age of 64, at Wright’s Sanatorium in Byhalia, Mississippi.[5][8] Faulkner is buried with his family in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford, alongside the grave of an unidentified family friend, whose stone is marked only with the initials “E.T.

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