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William Faulkner Ang His A Rose For Emily

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About the author

William Faulkner (1897-1962) is a giant in the realm of American literature. Although he is a small man, who is just five feet, six inches tall, but his works are great. He was born in the purple. But he was not happy. Faulkner was unsociable. Faulkner lived in old South America from childhood. He was as a postman when he was young. He was dismissed by the post office because of dereliction of duty. Faulkner traveled many places. In World War I, he studied in Canadian Air Force School. After the war he studied in the University of Mississippi.

However, finally he went back to South American where his hometown is. He seemed his grandfather as an idol. In his childhood he wanted to be a writer like his grandfather. In 1949, Faulkner's dream came true. He won the Nobel Prize. He was successful and renowned in the whole world. The novels of William Faulkner rank among the most important books of the 20th century. Faulkner was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Faulkner wrote mostly about his hometown of Oxford, Lafayette County.

The background of A Rose For Emily

Faulkner wrote many works during his whole life. He was good at using not only the complex sentences but also the subtle vocabularies. His works are full of profound meanings between the lines. Somebody admired his style but somebody held the critical attitude. Faulkner's works were influenced by his experience. Because he was deeply influenced by the southern American literature, his works have the southerners' unique sense of humor. He depicted the image of the southerners vividly. Faulkner combined his life and his works together perfectly.

Faulkner used the usual style to write the famous work A Rose for Emily. A Rose for Emily was written by William Faulkner in 20th century. The author was born blue-blooded,


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