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Faulkner. Biography and creativity

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    William Faulkner (1897-1962), American writer - modernist, prose writer,. Zodiac sign Libra. He was born in South America in Mississippi, with whom his family history has been linked. He spent most of his life here in the town of Oxford. Ilyam Faulkner, famous for his novels “The Sound and the Fury,” “Light in August,” and “The Thieves,” became the only Mississippi resident to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature or the prize created by Joseph Pulitzer in the field of fiction. Up to this point, the author’s works were not popular, but then they were included in the lists of the 100 best English-language books according to the advice of the World Modern Library.


    Еducation and personal life

    In 1919, Faulkner entered the University of Mississippi, choosing to study French and Spanish and English literature. university postmaster, worked in a bookstore). He gladly performed the duties of Scout Mentor. He spent a lot of time hiking with children, inventing games for them that developed courage, dexterity, ingenuity. In the evening, around the campfire, he told his young listeners a variety of stories best essay writing service. That same year, Faulkner traveled to New Orleans and met Sherwood Anderson, who was a journalist at the time, and was instrumental in becoming a young writer.

    Despite numerous novels, now and then in the personal life of a popular writer, Faulkner remained faithful to his first beloved Estell Oldham, who became his legal wife in 1929. On the way to this happiness, William faced obstacles in the form of betrayal of his chosen one, as well as the expectation of a resumption of relations lasting for 10 years. Only marrying Estell, who left her first spouse, did the writer breathe quietly, and the appearance of the daughters of Jill and Alabama made him truly happy and gave him the strength to create with inspiration.

    The editions of the works of William Faulkner

    In 1919, the American edition of The New Republic printed an early work by Faulkner, and 5 years later a collection of poems entitled “The Marble Faun” was published. But by this time the aspiring writer had already departed from the poems and, on the advice of the novelist Sherwood Anderson, began work on the novels The Soldier's Award and Mosquitoes. In 1927, Faulkner conceived a series of novels unfolding in the fictional district of Joknapatof, and wrote the first work, Flags in the Dust. But, contrary to expectations, this story, permeated by the traditions and spirit of the American South, did not please the editors and only in 1929 was completely redesigned and printed under the name "Sartoris."

    Devastated by this attitude to his own book, the author decided to start experimenting with style and created 3 stories about the young generation of the Compson family. After some time, the described events developed into a single narrative and eventually became a full-fledged novel “Noise and Fury,” which expressed an innovative approach to language and literature. But the first readers did not understand the author’s intention, and a truly great novel was appreciated only in 1932.

    Falkner's most famous work was considered by his contemporaries the novel “Light in August,” written and published in 1932. Other equally famous works by Faulkner are the later novels Absalom, Absalom!, Defiler of the Ashes, City and the Mansion, which allowed the author to become a Nobel Prize laureate


    At the age of 65, Faulkner, who had been fond of horse riding and hunting since childhood, was seriously injured when falling from a horse and, after examination, found out about clogged vessels and blood clots that caused thrombosis.Probably, this diagnosis caused a decrease in the working capacity of the body and led to death due to cardiac arrest, which occurred in the sanatorium of writers in 1962.

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