Great Authors: William Faulkner
William Cuthbert Falkner (he later added the “u”) was the oldest of four boys born in ... read more »
In New Orleans, Faulkner met Sherwood Anderson, a writer who would become his friend and mentor. He ... read more »
In “Go Down, Moses,” published in 1942, Faulkner isolated the precise moment when a ... read more »
Estelle Oldham divorced her first husband and married Faulkner only months later in 1929. But their ... read more »
Faulkner died on July 6, 1962, of a heart attack at Wright’s Sanitarium in Byhalia, Miss. The proud but private recluse, despised for a time by his neighbors, neglected by the general public for most of his life, was at his death “widely considered the most important American novelist of his generation and arguably of the entire 20th century,” according to Jay Watson in Mississippi History Now.
Watson writes that according to the Modern Language Association, since Faulkner’s death, more books and essays have been written about him than any other American writer.
Readers of Faulkner rely on emotional instincts to embrace and unravel the ambiguities woven into ... read more »