William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897 and died on July 6, 1962. By being alive during this time period, Faulkner was able to witness first-hand the fragmentation of the south that followed the Civil War. Having witnessed this, William Faulkner gained insight, which allowed him to successfully write about his experiences. “After World War I…millions of rural Southerners were faced with the struggle of maintaining a way of life that was rapidly becoming extinct or of making the effort to adapt…” (Lest...
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