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 ... read more »
Readers of Faulkner rely on emotional instincts to embrace and unravel the ambiguities woven into each passage.
For additional resources, an overview of each book’s plot and synopsis, and commentary, consult William Faulkner on the Web. Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Faulkner Studies also offers several critical essays for many of his novels and short stories.
The William Faulkner Foundation based at the University of Rennes, France, provides a complete list of films written by Faulkner or adapted from his work.