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Click for larger view After The Sound and the Fury was published in OctoberFaulkner had to turn his attention to making money. The novel would be published in October The year was significant to Faulkner for two other reasons as well, both of which took place in April.
First, he bought a decrepit antebellum house in Oxford, which plunged him further into debt but in which he would find comfort and pleasure for the rest of his life. Over the coming years, as sales of his novels sagged, he would write numerous short stories for publication, especially in the Saturday Evening Post, as a principal means of financial support.
That same year, his publisher had a change of heart about publishing Sanctuary and sent galley proofs to Faulkner for proofreading, but Faulkner decided, at considerable personal expense, to drastically revise the novel.
In JanuaryEstelle gave birth to a daughter, Alabama.
The child, born prematurely, would live only a few days. At the center of the novel is the orphan, the enigmatic Joe Christmas, who defies easy categorization into either race, white or black.
Click for larger view The year would mark the beginning of a new sometime profession for Faulkner, as screenwriter in Hollywood. During an extended trip to New York City the previous year, he had made a number of important contacts in Hollywood, including actress Tallulah Bankhead.
In AprilFaulkner signed a six-week contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and in May Faulkner initiated what would be the first of many stints as screenwriter in Hollywood. In July, Faulkner met director Howard Hawks, with whom he shared a common passion for flying and hunting.
With the addition of his mother to his growing number of dependents, Faulkner needed money. He returned to Hollywood in October with his mother and younger brother Dean, and sold Paramount the rights to film Sanctuary.
Faulkner would later revise and collect them together to form the novel The Unvanquished In Marchhe published the non-Yoknapatawpha novel Pylon, which was inspired apparently by the death of Captain Merle Nelson during an air show on February 14,at the inauguration of an airport in New Orleans.
A few months later, in November, his brother Dean was killed in a crash of the Waco which Faulkner had given him.
Married only a month before to Louise Hale, Dean would be survived by a daughter to be born in Marchwho would be named Dean after her father. Faulkner would take complete responsibility for the education of his niece. Late that month, Faulkner and collaborator Joel Sayre completed a screenplay for the film The Road to Glory, which would premiere in June Not an alcoholic in a clinical sense, Faulkner nevertheless would sometimes go on extended drinking binges, oftentimes at the conclusion of a writing project; on occasion, he would even plan when to begin and end such binges.
The novel would be published in October by the new publisher Random House, which had bought out Smith and Haas. Faulkner spent much of and the first eight months of in Hollywood, again working for 20th Century-Fox, receiving on-screen writing credit for Slave Ship and contributing to the story for Gunga Din Back at Rowan Oak in September, Faulkner began working on a new novel, which would consist of two short novellas with two completely separate casts of characters appearing alternately throughout the book.
In FebruaryRandom House published The Unvanquished, a novel consisting of seven stories, six of which had originally appeared in an earlier form in The Saturday Evening Post. But Faulkner was not finished with the story.
He had in mind a trilogy about the Snopes family, a lower-class rural laboring white family who, unlike the Compsons and Sartorises of other Faulkner novels, had little regard for southern tradition, heritage, or lineage.
For more information on Faulkner, including commentaries on individual works, family genealogies, a character and place name glossary, bibliographies of criticism, a map and description of Faulkner sites in Oxford, and other information resources, visit William Faulkner on the Web, which is maintained by the author of this article. Seeking to honor the diamond anniversary of Faulkner’s arrival, the exhibition *Faulkner: Life and Works* features artifacts from the university’s William Faulkner Collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Adapted by Keswick Life. It’s been 60 years since William Faulkner first came to the University of Virginia as the Balch Writer-in-Residence. In February, the University is marking the diamond anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s arrival on Grounds with an exclusive new exhibition.
ThroughoutFaulkner spent much of his time writing and reworking stories into an episodic novel about the McCaslin family, several members of whom had appeared briefly in The Unvanquished. Though several stories that would comprise Go Down, Moses had been published separately, Faulkner revised extensively the parts that would comprise the novel, which spans more than years in the history of Yoknapatawpha County.
The following year, he began to work intermittently on A Fable, a novel whose plot would revolve around a reincarnation of Christ during the First World War.
It would take him more than ten years to complete it. The movie, the first film to feature Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall together on screen, would premiere in January It would premiere, also starring Bogart and Bacall, in August William Faulkner (), who came from an old southern family, grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.
He joined the Canadian, and later the British, Royal Air Force during the First World War, studied for a while at the University of Mississippi, and temporarily worked for a New York bookstore and a.
Born in in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was the son of a family proud of their prominent role in the history of the south.
He grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and left high school at fifteen to work in his grandfather's bank. Watch video · William Faulkner Biography Author (–) William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize–winning novelist of the American South who wrote challenging prose and created the fictional Yoknapatawpha County.
Seeking to honor the diamond anniversary of Faulkner’s arrival, the exhibition *Faulkner: Life and Works* features artifacts from the university’s William Faulkner Collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. William Faulkner, in full William Cuthbert Faulkner, original surname Falkner, (born September 25, , New Albany, Mississippi, U.S.—died July 6, , Byhalia, Mississippi), American novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Watch video · William Faulkner Biography Author (–) William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize–winning novelist of the American South who wrote challenging prose and created the fictional Yoknapatawpha County.