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Sometimes known as the yank Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for offering poignant and actual renderings of the human , making a global of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a mode that's either detailed and important. notwithstanding he's referred to as a Southern author, his charm transcends nearby or even nationwide limitations. on account that profitable the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, he has been the topic of greater than 5,000 scholarly books and articles. educational curiosity in his occupation has been matched by way of renowned acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative advisor to Faulkner's lifestyles, literature, and legacy.

The encyclopedia comprises approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for subject matters concerning Faulkner and his global. incorporated are entries for his works and significant characters and issues, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts during which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for family, neighbors, and different people vital to Faulkner's biography; ancient occasions, people, and areas; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and activities. The entries are written through specialist members who carry a vast variety of views and event to their research of his paintings. Entries more often than not finish with feedback for extra analyzing, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and certain index.

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