HAPPY BIRTHDAY – William Faulkner, born 25 September 1897
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
William Faulkner was a versatile writer, producing novels, short stories, screenplays, poems, essays and a play, but he is today best remembered for his novels (As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, The Sound and the Fury and Light in August). In 1949 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
In 2015 I took a literary tour group around the southern states of the USA and we visited his home Rowan Oak in Oxford, Mississippi, as well as museums which have collections of his work. It was wonderful taking a peaceful woodland walk that he loved and which has been preserved in his name. And we had one of the best literary walks I’ve ever done – a walk of Oxford, guided by Prof. Jay Watson, seeing places connected with The Sound and the Fury. I’ll be repeating that tour in 2019, if you are interested?
William Faulkner died of a thrombosis-related heart attack, aged 64.
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