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William Faulkner

William Faulkner was a 20th century author. He wrote several Southern Gothic novels and short stories. He was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Who is the scapegoat in barn burning?

cow

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When did William Faulkner die?

William Faulkner died on July 6, 1962 at the age of 64.

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What is William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily' about?

A Rose for Emily is about a woman who was going to be jilted by a suitor (who was a carpetbagger) and she kills him. She keeps the corpse in her bed and the secret is kept by her house servant until she dies. Somebody discovers her secret, and discovers what she has done. Critics of the literature and I assume that is that she is insane or mentally deranged (i.e. Norman Bates) for keeping a dead body in her bed all of these years (she sleeps with the body every night). It is not until the very end of the story until the reader actually understand what she has done.

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In Faulkner's A Rose for Emily where is Jefferson located?

Jefferson is the county seat of the fictionalYoknapatawpha County in Mississippi. Faulkner set most of his stories in Yoknapatawpha County.

Yoknapatawpha County is generally considered to be somewhere in northwest Mississippi, not far from Oxford in Lafayette County, where Faulkner was from.

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What was William Faulkner's writing style?

long sentences,sometimes withholds important details or refers to future characters/events that the reader doesn't know about yet, uses many words to have vivid detail, emotional, symbolic, etc.

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Where was author William Faulkner from?

MISSISSIPPI He was a native Mississippian, born near Oxford

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What did faulkner win Nobel Peace Prize for?

It was the Nobel Prize for Literature (not peace) in 1949, for The Sound and the Fury. He was nominated the year before, immediately following the books first wide-scale publication, but controversy surrounding the novel lead the committee to grant the award instead to T.S. Eliot, before deciding the next year to commend Faulkner. The theme of Faulkner's acceptance speech may have led some people to think (or to recall incorrectly) that the prize was awarded for peace rather than for literature. Here is the famous peroration: It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.

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Who is harris faulkners husband?

tony berlin

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What foods would William Faulkner have eaten?

he ate bacon and Chinese food with milk

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Did Keith Faulkner write a book titled Loose Lace?

Yes. Check it out at Half.com Loose Lace! (Hardcover, 1996)

Author: Keith Faulkner

Illustrated by: Terry Burton

Format: Hardcover

ISBN-10: 0517160021

ISBN-13: 9780517160022

Aug 1996

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

Grade: From Pr to Pr

Language: English

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Why is William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily' important?

It is important because is more than just a simple short story. It is a statement on the attitudes of a an entire society. Faulkner uses the point of view of the first person plural spread over three generations of post Civil War south. This technique turns a simple tale into a statement about an entire society, because the "narrator" obviously must change over each generation. It seems all events in the story are described and interpreted by the townspeople as a whole rather than by one individual. If the attitudes of the narrator toward Emily Grierson are exactly the same over three generations, it means that that the attitudes of the entire society have not changed over three generations. Thus the story becomes one about the society itself as much as it is about Emily Grierson.

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Was William Faulkner black?

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.

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How tall is Harris Faulkner?

5-11

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What is the conflict of 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner?

There are many conflicts but the three biggest are Emily vs reality, Emily vs her father, and Emily vs herself. In vs reality, Emily doesn't seem to except that, among other things, people will leave you. Because of this she keeps her fathers body for many days and even kills her "sweet heart". Also, there is Emily vs her father. This is not as noticible in the book but in one way or another his over bearing effect on Emily is what causes her to be who she is. Lastly, there is Emily vs herself. I don't realy understand this conflict, but i know it is one of the bigger ones.

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Was William Faulkner a racist?

I have only read: 'The Sound and the Fury' and 'As I Lay Dying.' I have also read a part of 'Light in August.' I would tend to say 'no' but at times, his use of the 'N' word seems so present in the third person narrative, I have my doubts. But, if cornered by so many scholars on the subject, I'd lean towards 'no.'

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When did William Faulkner receive a Nobel Prize for literature?

He recived the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. His acceptance was made in 1950.

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What is the theme of 'A Rose for Emily' by William Faulkner?

I think you could pick several themes out of this story... perhaps a typical "man versus society" theme would work... although in this case "eccentric, upper-class woman versus small town" would work better. :) Emily faces down the town on several occasions, and triumphs, as far as that theme goes... she dies peacefully and everyone attends her funeral. You have to wonder about the ending. Was she insane, or just some fantastic brand of insular, or perhaps selfish, that she thought what she did was... appropriate? Here's a link to the story if anyone hasn't read it: http://www.ariyam.com/docs/lit/wf_rose.html

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What is William Faulkner best known for?

He is best known as an author of novels (e. g. The Sound and the Fury; As I Lay Dying) and short stories (e.g. A Rose for Emily). Most of his stories revolved around the fictional place Yoknapatawpha County, Mississipi. Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for literature for the year 1949 although it wasn't presented until 1950.

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Did William faulkner have kids?

Yes.

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What do the Faulkner morals predict?

me dillon becoming straight

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What are the major themes in 'A Rose for Emily'?

The main theme from A Rose For Emily is death and tradition/change.

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Has William Faulkner won a Nobel Prize for literature?

Yes, for his work of "A Fable" and the "Reivers." He got two separate awards.

I have read that His antiracist Inrtuder in the Dust (1948) occasioned the award of the Nobel Prize in 1950.

the first statement is wrong....he won the Pulitzer Prize for the Reivers

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What is Williams Faulkner's career?

He was an author best known for his book As I Lay Dying and wrote in modernism times

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William Faulkner was primarily a writer of?

Southern Gothic fiction, distinguished by extreme literary experimentation in the vein of James Joyce and high modernism (stream-of-consciousness, multiple narrators, endless sentences...)

Flannery O'Connor should also be noted as a southern gothic writer, she, like Faulkner, could be brutal. Some say the south produced such amazing writers as, Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy, Maya Angelou (born & lived in the south during her youth) because the south lost her innocence long before the rest of the nation, losing the Civil War.

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What is the climax the a rose for Emily?

The climax of the story comes at the end of the story after Miss Emily's death. The townspeople go into her house and find the dried, old corpse of Homer Baron lying in bed. They find Miss Emily's hair on the pillow next to the corpse and realize that she has been sleeping next to him for all these years.

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