Noted Authors

November 15, 1998|By A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers

William Faulkner

(1897-1962)

Faulkner often flew himself to and from Hollywood and his farm in Mississippi, having his own pilot's license. His most enduring films include "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep," and Howard Hawks's epic "Land of the Pharaohs."

He wrote "The Marble Faun," "Soldiers' Pay" and later "Sartoris" which introduces Yoknapatawpha County, the fictitious locale for all his later fiction.

"The Sound and the Fury," "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August" are among Faulkner's most memorable books.

Pub Date: 11/15/98

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