A concise biography of literary great, William Faulkner, including over 100 rare photographs and illustrations.
William Faulkner's novels and short stories comprise a penetrating view of the divided loyalties, hypocrisies, injustices, and brutalities that were the inheritance of the post-Reconstruction American south.
In masterpieces such as The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August, he expanded the boundaries of the novelistic form, capturing the interior life of contemporary men and women.
Despite the ingenuity and depth of his writing and a strong following abroad (Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote that, 'for the young people of France, Faulkner is a God'), by the mid-1940s, most of Faulkner's work was effectively out of print.
His rediscovery in later years culminated in his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948 and cementing his status as a literary icon.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages, 45 f/c & 60 b/w illustrations
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 18/01/2007
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9780715634158