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The Dixie LimitedWriters on William Faulkner and His Influence$
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M. Thomas Inge

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496803382

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.001.0001

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“The Narrators”

“The Narrators”

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(p.191) “The Narrators”
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The Dixie Limited
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Jorge Luis Borges

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0033

This chapter discusses the work of William Faulkner, describing him as a man of genius, although a willfully and perversely chaotic one. Faulkner was born in Oxford, Mississippi; in his vast work the provincial and dusty town, surrounded by the shanties of poor whites and Negroes, is the center of his fictional Yoknapatawpha County. During World War I, Faulkner enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He then became a poet, a journalist connected with New Orleans publications, and the author of famous novels and movie scenarios. In 1950 he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Faulkner represents in American letters that feudal and agrarian South which lost in the Civil War. Among his works are The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and Intruder in the Dust.

Keywords:   novel, William Faulkner, Mississippi, Yoknapatawpha County, World War I, South, Civil War, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August

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