Detailed view for the Author: William Faulkner

Full Name:
William Faulkner
Birthplace:
New Albany, Mississippi, USA
Birth date:
1897-09-25
Deathplace:
Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Death date:
1962-07-06

Ratings:

Average Enjoyability:
7.75
12 votes
Average Rereadability:
4.33
9 votes
Average Complexity:
6.89
9 votes
Average Character Development:
7.78
9 votes


Author Biography: William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, the oldest of four sons of Murray Charles Faulkner and Maud (Butler) Faulkner. While he was still a child, the family settled in Oxford in north-central Mississippi. Faulkner lived most of his life in the town. About the age of 13, he began to write poetry. At the Oxford High School he played quarterback on the football team but he dropped out of school before graduating and worked briefly in his grandfather's bank.

After being rejected by the army because he was too short, Faulkner enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and had basic training in Toronto. He served with the RAF in World War I but did not see any action. This did not stop him later telling that he was shot down in France. After the war he studied literature at the University of Mississippi for a short time. He wrote some poems and drew cartoons for the university's humor magazine,

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