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William Faulkner

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Faulkner, William (1897–1962), U.S. writer, known for his vivid characterization and complex, convoluted style in novels and short stories set in fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on the area of his hometown, Oxford, Miss. His works include the novels The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Light in August (1932) and the short story “A Rose for Emily.” He painted a vivid picture of the decadent and dying South, seeing in it a microcosm of human destiny. He explored stream-of-consciousness techniques in his writing. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949 and won 2 Pulitzer prizes (1955 and 1963). He also worked as a Hollywood scriptwriter.

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