William Faulkner – Biography(English)

Biography in English
Biography in Spanish
Society of his epoch
World events along his life
His more important works
Some photos
Personal opinion
William Faulkner – Biography (English)
William Faulkner (1897-1962), who came from an old
southern family, grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. He joined
the Canadian, and later the British, Royal Air Force during
the First World War, studied for a while at the University of
Mississippi, and temporarily worked for a New York
bookstore and a New Orleans newspaper. Except for some
trips to Europe and Asia, and a few brief stays in Hollywood
as a scriptwriter, he worked on his novels and short stories on
a farm in Oxford.
In an attempt to create a saga of his own, Faulkner has invented a host of characters
typical of the historical growth and subsequent decadence of the South. The human
drama in Faulkner's novels is then built on the model of the actual, historical drama
extending over almost a century and a half .Each story and each novel contributes to
the construction of a whole, which is the imaginary Yoknapatawpha County and its
inhabitants. Their theme is the decay of the old South, as represented by the Sartoris
and Compson families, and the emergence of ruthless and brash newcomers, the
Snopeses. Theme and technique - the distortion of time through the use of the inner
monologue are fused particularly successfully in The Sound and the Fury (1929), the
downfall of the Compson family seen through the minds of several characters. The
novel Sanctuary (1931) is about the degeneration of Temple
Drake, a young girl from a distinguished southern family. Its
sequel, Requiem For A Nun (1951), written partly as a
drama, centred on the courtroom trial of a Negro woman
who had once been a party to Temple Drake's debauchery.
In Light in August (1932), prejudice is shown to be most
destructive when it is internalized, as in Joe Christmas, who
believes, though there is no proof of it, that one of his
parents was a Negro. The theme of racial prejudice is
brought up again in Absalom, Absalom! (1936), in which a young man is rejected by his
father and brother because of his mixed blood. Faulkner's most outspoken moral
evaluation of the relationship and the problems between Negroes and whites is to be
found in Intruder In the Dust (1948).
In 1940, Faulkner published the first volume of the Snopes trilogy, The Hamlet, to be
followed by two volumes, The Town (1957) and The Mansion (1959), all of them
tracing the rise of the insidious Snopes family to positions of power and wealth in the
community. The reivers, his last - and most humorous - work, with great many
similarities to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, appeared in 1962, the year of Faulkner's
From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing
Company, Amsterdam, 1969
This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and later published
in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures. The information is sometimes
updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate. To cite this document, always
state the source as shown above.
William Faulkner died on July 6, 1962.
Guillermo Faulkner – Biografía (español)
Guillermo Faulkner (1897-1962), que vino de una vieja familia meridional, creció
para arriba en Oxford, Mississippi. Él ensambló el canadiense, y más adelante la fuerza
aérea británica, real durante la primera guerra mundial, estudiada durante algún tiempo
en la universidad de Mississippi, y trabajada
temporalmente para una librería de Nueva York y un
periódico de New Orleans. A excepción de algunos viajes a
Europa y a Asia, y de algunas breve estancias en
Hollywood como scriptwriter, él trabajó en sus novelas e
historias cortas en una granja en Oxford.
En un intento por crear una saga sus el propios, Faulkner
ha inventado un anfitrión de los caracteres típicos del
crecimiento histórico y de la decadencia subsecuente del sur. El drama humano en las
novelas de Faulkner entonces se construye en el modelo del real, el excedente que
extiende del drama histórico casi un siglo y una mitad de cada historia y cada novela
contribuye a la construcción de un conjunto, que es el condado imaginario de
Yoknapatawpha y sus habitantes. Su tema es el decaimiento del viejo sur, según lo
representado por las familias de Sartoris y de Compson, y la aparición de los recién
llegado despiadados y temerarios, el Snopeses. Tema y técnica - la distorsión del tiempo
con el uso del monólogo interno está fundida particularmente con éxito en el sonido y
la furia (1929), la caída de la familia de Compson considerada con las mentes de varios
caracteres. La novela Sanctuary (1931) está sobre la degeneración del templo Drake,
muchacha joven de una familia meridional distinguida. Su consecuencia, Requiem para
una monja (1951), escrito en parte como drama, centrado en el ensayo de la sala de
tribunal de una mujer del negro que había sido una vez un partido al debauchery de
Drake del templo. En luz en agosto (1932), el prejudicar se demuestra para ser el más
destructivo cuando se interna, como de Navidad de Joe, que cree, aunque no hay prueba
de ella, que uno de sus padres era un negro. ¡El tema del prejudicar racial se trae para
arriba otra vez en Absalom, Absalom! (1936), en que su
padre y hermano rechaza a un hombre joven debido a su
sangre mezclada. La evaluación moral más abierta de
Faulkner de la relación y de los problemas entre los negros
y los blancos debe ser encontrada en intruso en el polvo
En 1940, Faulkner publicó el primer volumen de la trilogía
de Snopes, la aldea, para ser seguido por dos volúmenes, la
ciudad (1957) y la mansión (1959), todas que remontaban a
la subida de la familia insidiosa de Snopes a las posiciones
de la energía y de la abundancia en la comunidad. Los
reivers, su último - y el más chistoso - trabajan, con grande
muchas semejanzas marcar el arándano Finn de Twain,
aparecido en 1962, el año de la muerte de Faulkner.
De las conferencias Nobel, literatura 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing
Company, Amsterdam, 1969
Esta autobiografía/biografía fue escrita a la hora de la concesión y publicada más
adelante en la serie Les Prix Nobel del libro/las conferencias Nobel. La información se
pone al día a veces con una adición sometida por el laureado. Para citar este documento,
indicar siempre la fuente como se muestra arriba.
Guillermo Faulkner muerto el 6 de julio de 1962.
The William Faulkner Society is dedicated to fostering the study of
Faulkner from all perspectives and to promoting research, scholarship, and
criticism dealing with his writings and their place in literature. The
Society sponsors regular panels at MLA and ALA, and holds its annual
meetings at the American Literature Association and Modern Language
Association Conferences. It is affiliated with The Faulkner Journal.
Membership is open to anyone interested in the writer and his work.
Membership Information
Officers of the Society
Upcoming Events and Calls for Papers
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
The Faulkner Discussion List
Related Faulkner Sites
· 1897 Is murdered Cánovas of the Castle.
· 1898 War with the USA and loss of the last colonies of overseas.
· 1909 tragic Week of Barcelona.
· 1912 Canalejas's Murder.
· 1914 The First world war.
· 1917 Russian Revolution.
· 1921 Annual's Disaster.
· 1923 Dictatorship of Cousin of Rivera.
· 1929 Crack of the bag(stock exchange).
· 1931 The Second Republic.
· 1936 Civil war.
· 1939 Invasion of Poland for Hitler's troops, with which it is considered initiated the
World War II followed(continued) of the occupation of Paris in 1940.
· 1941 USA it(he,she) enters the war.
· 1945 Finishes the Second world war, with the throwing of atomic bombs on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Between(among) the first one and the second one it is
calculated that they could die near 100 million persons.
· 1949 Communism in China with Mao.
· 1955 Independence of Morocco.
· 1958 Fidel Castro heads the Cuban revolution.
Soldiers Pay (1926)
Mosquitoes (1927}
Sartoris (1929)
The noise and the fury (1929)
While I bother (1930)
Sanctuary (1931)
Light of August (1932)
The wild palms (1933),
Pylon (1935) Absalom,
Absalom (1936)
The Unvanquished (1938)
If I Forget Thee Jerusalem (1939)
The Hamlet (1940)
Go Down, Moses (1942)
Intruder in the Dust (1948)
Requiem for to Nun (1951)
To Fable (1954)
The Town (1957)
The Mansion (1959)
The Reavers (1962)
Flags in the Dust (1973)
Short histories
" Landing in Luck " (1919)
"The Hill" (1922)
" Mirrors of Chartres Street " (1925)
" Damon and Pythias Unlimited " (1925)
"Jealousy" (1925)
"Cheest" (1925)
" Out of Nazareth " (1925)
" The Kingdom of God " (1925)
"The Rosary" (1925)
"The Cobbler" (1925) "Chance" (1925)
"Sunset" (1925)
" The Kid Learns " (1925)
"The Liar" (1925)
"Home" (1925) "Episode" (1925)
"Country Mice" (1925)
" I Ho and Two Bottles of Rum " (1925)
" To Rose for Emily " (1930)
"Honor" (1930)
"Thrift" (1930)
Leaves " (1930)
"Ad Astra" (1931)
"Dry September" (1931)
" That Evening Sun " (1931)
"Hair" (1931) "Spotted Horses" (1931)
"The Hound" (1931)
"Fox Hunt" (1931)
Carcassonne (1931)
Collections of poetry
Vision in Spring (1921)
The Marble Faun (1924)
This Earth, to Poem (1932)
To Green Bough (1965)
Mississippi Poems (1979)
Helen, to Courtship and Mississippi Poems (1981)
Scripts for cinema
Today We Live (1933)
The Road to Glory (1936)
Slave Ship (1937)
Gunga Din (1939)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
The Southerner (1945)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
The Portable Faulkner
William Faulkner - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 688 pages
William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom
Carol Siri Johnson, Laurie Kalmanson, William Faulkner - Study Aids - 1996 - 96 pages
ONE Introduction The Lift and Work of William Faulkner William Faulkner is arguably
one of the greatest American writers from the South.
Rad Tech's Guide to Mri: Basic Physics, Instrumentation and Quality Control
William Faulkner - Technology - 2001 - 101 pages
TABLE ... OF ... CONTENTS 1 Hardware Overview, I Instrumentation: Magnets, I
Instrumentation Radio-Frequency Subsystem
Conversations With William Faulkner
M Thomas Inge - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 356 pages
Books by William Faulkner The Marble Faun. Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1925.
Soldiers' Pay. New York: Born & Liveright, 1926. Mosquitoes.
William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country
Cleanth Brooks - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 499 pages
Faulkner the Provincial MOST READERS associate William Faulkner with the South
quite as automatically as they associate Thomas Hardy with Wessex.
To begin, we believe that this work has favored us very much, so much to us as to our
companions, since we have known important prominent figures of the world culture that
before we did not know. Especially we have liked our author more than we were
imagining, because apparently he was very important and to acquire culture never comes
badly. We wait that the year that comes sigams doing this type of activities which enrich
enough our vocabulary the use to diary of the English.