William Faulkner


“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner


William Cuthbert Faulkner (born Falkner, September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962), was an American author and Nobel Prize winner from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner published novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is best known and respected for his novels and short stories, many are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, MS where he spent most of his life, and on Holly Springs/Marshall County. Faulkner is one of the most important writers in both American literature generally and especially Southern American literature.

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