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BC: By: Josh Lingerfeldt | The End

FC: William | Faulkner

1: William Faulkner was born in 1897 in Oxford, Mississippi. He was in the British Royal Air Force during the First World War. He when to the University of Mississippi. He was a Scriptwriter for a few days in Hollywood, but worked on novels and short stories in Oxford on his farm.

2: Each novels imaginary was constructed as a whole. The themes of them were the decay of the old south. This was shown in his first novel, published in 1929, The Sound and the Fury and many of his other novels.

3: later on in his life. In 1940 the first volume of the Snopes trilogy was published. In 1959 the third and last book was publish. Faulkner’s last book The reivers had many similarities to Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, which appeared the same year as Faulkner’s death in 1962

4: Faulkner dropped out of (UNO) University of Mississippi, Oxford without a degree. The next few years he wrote poems and reviews for the newspaper

5: William Faulkner is known as a gothic writer in his theme. Similar to that of Hawthorne and Poe. However, Hawthorne and Faulkner and more similar in their aspects.

6: William Faulkner had a style that was not an easy-in read. It connected with European literary modernism. He’d withhold details and mention characters that show up later on in his books. He is best known for his Yoknapatawpha Cycle of the American South. Yoknapatawpha means comédie humaine or The Divine Comedy.

7: The similarities in Faulkner and Hawthorne are that they have the same theme in writing, pattern, and they include death into their writing. They have similar moralistic views of exploring the human mind psychologically, changing the peoples’ view of the typical stereotype.

8: Why Did I Choose This Author?? The reason for me choosing this author is because I saw the titles of his books: As I Lay Dying and Slaughterhouse Five. That not the reason I chose him, it just intrigued me to look at what he writes about. I look up review of both books; like you typically find on the back of a book. After ready them both, I like them and what to ready the books, they were dark and mysterious with a cliff hanger for me. That’s what led me to choose this author as the person I would do my research on.

9: Some of William Faulkner’s best books are: Light in August, As I Lay Dying; Absalom, Absalom!, The Sound of Fury, and A Fable. There are many more, but these are pronounce his best

10: The people that this author was writing for, are people that like gothic stories: Death, mystery, and decline of the south due to the civil war. He is compare to be very similar to Hawthorne, in theme. So, anyone who enjoys Hawthorne will, more than likely, enjoy Faulkner’s writings.

11: The book that I choose from this author that i liked the most is: As I Lay Dying. I read the summary to the book and it perked my interest to want to read it more in depth then what is in the short summary of the book.

12: All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner. | Nobody is perfect and never will be. You can try all you want, but can never prevail. You can only be commended on you efforts on which you still failed.

13: The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. -William Faulkner | Everything has to start in small steps. No matter how big that challenge may be.

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