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William Faulkner

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Reading Faulkner

William Faulkner once called the short story “the most demanding form after poetry. ” In that form, he achieved splendid success. He wrote over a hundred short stories, published nearly all of them ...

Faulkner and Religion

These ten essays from the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, held in 1989 at the University of Mississippi, explore the religious themes in William Faulkner's fiction. The papers published ...

Count No 'Count

By Ben Wasson
Introduction by Carvel Collins
Categories: Literature

Coming home to Oxford, Mississippi, in 1918 after a stint in the Royal Flying Corps, young William Faulkner was arty and dandified. He sometimes was seen in his airman's uniform, and he affected English ...

Robbing The Mother

By Deborah Clarke
Categories: Literature

William Faulkner claimed that it may be necessary for a writer to “rob his mother,” should the need arise. “If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ ...


That Faulkner was a “liar” not just in his writing but also in his life has troubled many critics. They have explained his numerous “false stories,” particularly those about military honors he ...

Across the Creek

By Jim Faulkner
Foreword by Floyd C. Watkins
Categories: Literature

Across the Creek, a collection of affectionate reminiscences, adds to the common lore about William Faulkner and his community. Jim Faulkner recounts stories abounding in folklore, humor, family history, ...


William Faulkner (1897-1962) remains the pre-eminent literary chronicler of the American South and a giant of American arts and letters. Creatively obsessed with problems of race, identity, power, politics, ...

On William Faulkner

By Eudora Welty
Afterword by Noel Polk
Categories: Literature

Eudora Welty (1909–2001) and William Faulkner (1897–1962) were almost unquestionably Mississippi's leading literary lions during the twentieth century. Their influence on American literature is immeasurable. ...

Faulkner in America

With essays by Richard Godden, Catherine Gunther Kodat, Kathryn B. McKee, Peter Nicolaison, Charles A. Peek, Noel Polk, Hortense J. Spillers, Joseph R. Urgo, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Charles Reagan Wilson ...

Conversations with William Faulkner

William Faulkner was not keen on giving interviews. More often than not, he refused, as when he wrote an aspiring interviewer in 1950, “Sorry but no. Am violently opposed to interviews and publicity. ...