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William Faulkner William Faulkner is one of Americas most talked about writers and his work should be included in any literary canon for several reasons After reading a few of his short stories it becomes clear that Faulkners works have uniqueness to them One of the qualities that make William Faulkners writings different is his close connection with the South Gwendolyn Charbnier states Besides the sociological factors that influence Faulkners work biographical factors are of great importance 20 Faulkners magnificent imagination led him to create a fictional Mississippi county named Yoknapatawpha which includes every detail from square mileage of the county to the break down of the county population by race Faulkners work also includes stories from the past and present David Minter says His works take us into regions and spaces we can never directly know and also back in the time to worlds lost before we were born Preface X Of course Faulkners personal life has added a certain amount of excitement to his audiences Faulkners stories are known to reflect experiences from his own familiar life William Faulkner should be mentioned along with any collection of classic authors because of his remarkable use of the past and present as well as for his meticulous detail and comprehensive knowledge of the South in his writings William Faulkners background is a very important detail that will help his readers understand the psychological implications of what he wrote and to appreciate his work William Faulkner was born in New Albany Mississippi on September 25 1897 His parents were Murry and Maud Faulkner He married Estelle Franklin in 1929 They had two children together both daughters The first daughter was named Alabama and she died nine days after her birth Jill the second daughter outlived her father William Faulkner died July 6 1962 at the age of 64 He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letter in 1948 and won the Nobel Prize
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