William Faulkner was able to achieve what no man before him and few men after him were able to do. He not only wrote some of the most important and influential American literature in history; he spun stories that depicted to the world the inner workings of the Southern mentality. Faulkner pioneered many literary as well as psychological fronts in a way that is unmatched even today. William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 and twice the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, once in 1955 and then again in 1963(Minter). Faulkner’s works, although now uncommonly read by American youths, show not only the socioeconomic aspects of rural life in the South but also a way of life and a collection of mindsets still affecting Southern culture, views, practices, and even everyday life.
Born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was an American author who made readers understand the Southern life. His parents, Murry and Maud Falkner, named him after his great grandfather, William Clark Faulkner (William Faulkner: Olemiss). Faulkner‘s mother taught him what was right from wrong, to be loyal to one’s family, and the politics of sexuality and race, which would later be written about in some of Faulkner’s works (William Faulkner: Olemiss). Faulkner was a high school dropout and only attended one semester of college at the University of Mississippi, but he was still able to become a well known author (William Faulkner: Olemiss). Faulkner was famous for displaying the South’s culture and the faults in society (William Faulkner: Biography).
Among his many other college accomplishments, before he dropped out in 1920, was the founding of the University drama club ‘The Marionettes’ (“William Faulkner #2”). For about a year Faulkner wrote for the Mississippian and worked several odd jobs until finally he was recommended a job by Stark Young. The job was as a bookstore assistant in New York City (Walsh). In 1924 many of Faulkner’s poetic works were published in a book entitled The Marble Faun. With his poetry book now published Faulkner moved to New Orleans and fell into a literary group that revolved ... ... middle of paper ... ...and 1962 Faulkner revised his current works and finished his trilogy on the Snopes family.
“Mark Twain was a direct influence on William Faulkner” (Faulkner, William; Enotes) “Nearly a year after the publication of Soldiers’ Pay. Mark Twain inspired the publication of Mosquitoes” (Wilkoski, Wiki). William Faulkner’s most famous theme is “The South.” William Faulkner has been credited with having the imagination to see, before other serious writers saw, the tremendous potential for drama, pathos, and sophisticated humor in the history and people of the South. In using this material and, in the process, suggesting to others how it might be used, he has also been credited with sparking the Southern Renaissance of literary achievement that has produced much of the United States best literature in the twentieth
William Faulkner's Race Works Cited Missing William Faulkner, the eldest son to parents Murry and Maud Butler Falkner, was born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897. Although Faulkner was not a keen student in high school, which eventually lead to his dropping out before graduation, he was very enthusiastic about undirected learning. After years of studying independently, Faulkner allowed a friend of his family, Phil Stone, to assist him with his academic vocation. This relationship inspired Faulkner and after a short period spent with the Royal Air Force in 1918 he decided to go to university where he began writing and publishing poetry. In 1924 Stone’s financial assistance helped Faulkner publish a pastoral verse sequence entitled The Marble Faun and in 1926 he published his first novel called A Soldier’s Pay.
William Faulkner William Faulkner is one of America's most talked about writers and his work should be included in any literary canon for several reasons. After reading a few of his short stories, it becomes clear that Faulkner's works have uniqueness to them. One of the qualities that make William Faulkner's writings different is his close connection with the South. Gwendolyn Charbnier states, 'Besides the sociological factors that influence Faulkner's work, biographical factors are of great importance…'; (20). Faulkner's magnificent imagination led him to create a fictional Mississippi county named Yoknapatawpha, which includes every detail from square mileage of the county to the break down of the county population by race.
Faulkner used his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi as the model for the fictional city of Jefferson. Faulkner was very influenced by the area and environment in which he lived. In turn, by his fame, he influenced this area of the state he was from and later the University of Mississippi that he attended. While there are many famous writers from Oxford, Mississippi, literary aficionados will name William Faulkner first among them. He was influenced by old stories and rumors of the area and stories from his family and African-American caretaker (“William Faulkner”).
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” (William Faulkner). It was in this way that he conducted his literature, for the rest of his life was sloppy and indulgent. He worked as a postmaster and a scoutmaster for Boy Scouts, and in both he was asked to resign for drinking, and poor work. He dropped out of both high school and college in favor of partying, but during his stay in college, Faulkner was able to create many short stories and poems which were featured in the school newspaper and the yearbook.
William Faulkner has won many award winning book writers.Faulkner was known for his famous books.His firstg novel, Soldiers pay (1926). Faulkner was born on September25 1897.He alsowas born in New Albany,Mississpp.He lives on fringe of student community at the University of Mississippi.He tries to enlist in armed forces, but is refused.He also works in New Haven,Connectit for winchester Gun factory.Change spelling of spelling of name from ''Faulkner'' to ''Faulkner''. As the eldest of the four sons of Murry Cuthbert and Maud Butler Faulkner; William Faulkner (as he later spelled his name. )Born in New Albany,Miss.,Faulkner soon moved with his parents to nearby Ripleyand then to the town of oxford. Faulkner had been raised in a manner both typical and a typical for the time.In addition to the traditional southern curriculm of hunting.
Writers of the 1920's The 1920's had many influential writers in literature. While reaching this time period it is almost certain that the names William Faulkner, Earnest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald will be found. Each of the writers has their own personal style of writing and each one of the lives has influenced what they write about to even the way they each portray their literature. William Cuthbert Faulkner was born into a financially stable family from New Albany, Mississippi. Faulkner dropped out of high school to work in his grandfathers store.