Who was inspired by William faulkner?
William Faulkner was not black. However, according to a 1995 book by an expert on the history of the American south, Faulkner probably had black relatives because his grandfather, who served as a Confederate officer in the Civil War, apparently had a mulatto daughter. For more information, see William Faulkner and Southern History by Joel Williamson.
L'apres midi d'une faune translates to "Afternoon of a fawn." It's a poem written by French poet Stephane Mallarme; the poem later inspired French composer Claude Debussy to write a piece for symphony titled "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'une faune." Thirty or so years later, Faulkner used the title for one of his first poems.