Faulkner was famous for displaying the South’s culture and the faults in society (William Faulkner: Biography). The famous novelist’s struggles in the early years of his career, his inspiration of his home, and his legacy that impacted are what make William Faulkner one of the most memorable authors in American history. Initially William Faulkner's war experience did not make Faulkner a famed author, but inspired by his home, Mississippi, he would find his skill in writing. Faulkner’s great grandfather and grandfather were legendary figures in Mississippi and their ways to get out of trouble would inspire Faulkner to write about their power in the military and in society (Unger, 54). According to Leonard Unger , Faulkner's finished his first book of poetry in 1924, The Marble Faun, which Faulkner was inspired by his time during World War One and this book was to be published with one-thousand copies but failed to publish because it was recognized as not a very good book of poetry.
The music of the blues carries generations of history and African culture through it the simplest guitar riffs and the shortest line of lyrics. Palmer’s book details how the forever evolving genre that is the blues impacted decades of music while teaching people from all walks of life what it meant to be living a life of hardship in the Mississippi Delta, post-Civil War. Body: Palmer makes the argument, to understand blues, the listener must learn where the music came from. Leo Smith, stepson of Delta bluesman Alec Wallace describes the blues as “... ... middle of paper ... ... Deep Blues details the blues forever changed the American music scene.
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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.