Descriptive Essay On William Faulkner

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There are many writers throughout history that have written great and consequential stories, pieces or poems, but I must say that William Faulkner is one of my favorites. William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning novelist of the American South who wrote pieces like “A Rose for Emily”, and “Dry September”. As we journey together through my persuasive essay, I will explain to the readers why William Faulkner is an exceptional author. A writer from southern America, born in the small town of New Albany, Mississippi on September 25th, 1897. Throughout the early years of his life, Faulkner worked as a financier, politician, soldier, farmer, businessman, lawyer and in the finer years of his life--a best-selling author. In his teenage years, Faulkner spent his time drawing, reading, and writing poetry, so much though that by age 12 he premeditatedly began imitating Scottish Romanics particularly Robert Burns and English Romantics A. E. Housman and A. C. Swinburne. Regardless of his great intelligence, and his enjoyment of reading and writing, school bored him and he never earned a High School Diploma. In 1919, Faulkner enrolled in the University of Mississippi and also wrote in the student newspaper. This is where he submitted his first published poem and other short pieces. Just like his school years, he also stopped attending the University, and eventually dropped out after only three semesters. He worked as a book seller’s assistant, a postmaster for the University and spent

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