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The Life and Style of William Faulkner William Faulkner was a writer in the early to mid 1900s Faulkner was born into a life of a well-known family and a somewhat rich family Faulkner also has a very unique style and this paper will show his unique style in the story A Rose for Emily William Faulkner was born on September 25 1897 in New Albany Mississippi Faulkner was born into a pretty famous household His great-grandfather Senior John Sactoris was part of Mississippis history His great-granddaddy was an author of several books a lawyer soldier railroad builder and poet He was twice acquitted of murder charges Faulkner grew up around traditional lore-family and regional stories rural folk wisdom and humor heroic and tragic accounts of the Civil War and tales of the hunting code and the southern gentlemens ideas of conduct Colliers 1 He also grew up in conditions of poverty As a child Faulkner grew up in his hometown Oxford Mississippi He went through all of grammar school and only a few years of high school and college classes As a young adult Faulkner knew he wanted to be a writer As a teenager Faulkner wrote and illustrated homemade books After attending a few college classes Faulkner entered the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War I When the war came to an end Faulkner went back to his hometown of Oxford To keep himself from becoming poor Faulkner performed many odd jobs some of which included a journeyman carpenter house painter fireman night watchman and a postman During that time Faulkner started writing his first book The Marble Fawn The Marble Fawn written in 1924 was a collection of largely intellectual and derivative verse After publishing his first novel Faulkner started moving around to such areas as the Bohemian Quarter of New Orleans New York and all over Europe He moved around until he met Sherwood Anderson and was advised to
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