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Faulk·neralso Falk·ner (fôk′nər), William 1897-1962.
American writer whose works, such as the novels The Sound and the Fury (1929) and As I Lay Dying (1930), both set in the imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, explore the decay of older Southern culture. He won the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature.
Faulk·ner′i·an (fôk-nîr′ē-ən) adj.
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(Biography) William. 1897–1962, US novelist and short-story writer. Most of his works portray the problems of the southern US, esp the novels set in the imaginary county of Yoknapatawpha in Mississippi. Other novels include The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Light in August (1932): Nobel prize for literature 1949
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William, 1897–1962, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1949.
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|Noun||1.||Faulkner - United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962)|
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