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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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