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also 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
Faulknerian adj


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William, 1897–1962, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1949.
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Where there's fault to be found with the book, it's most noticeable in occasionally rigid efforts at Faulknerian tangents where the sentences struggle to find their footing at the expense of flow, though it's unclear if that's on Ikonomou or the limits of the translation.
Such arguments have never been abundant by Faulknerian standards, but much like its titular insects, the novel has proven either too provocative or too irritating to ignore.
On the contrary, the degrees of Faulknerian textual difficulty have been, as usual, the great levelers of readers.
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Allen] takes the historical Tom as the central character in his sprawling, Faulknerian work of fiction.
It's here that Woodrell's writing, if over-reliant on a Faulknerian rhythm, builds a matter-of-fact terror--a visceral feeling that these characters can't do anything to stop awful events from unfolding.
And that's a shame, because there is Faulknerian potential in this narrative.
But an aporia continues to structure contemporary American memory of lynching, which foregrounds an iconic lynching dynamic that occludes African American women who seemingly have no place in oft-told tales of mythic wolf whistles, winks, and Faulknerian whispers of wrongdoing.
My brother never acquired one for hunting, either; he lacked the Faulknerian or Hemingwayesque appetite for it.
In this coda, Fruscione reviews Hemingway's posthumously-published works and considers them in light of similar thematic treatments from the Faulknerian canon.
The same can be said for Matthews's close readings: both the established Faulknerian and the Faulkner neophyte will find them compelling, often surprising, and always relevant.