William Faulkner Quotes (119 quotes)




William Faulkner
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Attributed to Faulkner by Willie Morris in: New York Times Book Review, 1996
William Faulkner
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Flags in the Dust (1927). Originally, in this sentence, Faulkner referred to the mule as 'he': "It is a known fact that he will labor ten years..."


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Born: September 25, 1897

Died: July 6, 1962 (aged 64)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career.

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