The Accomplishments Of William Faulkner

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Kenneth Clayton
Dr. Kay
ENG 102
28 November 2014
The Accomplishments of William Faulkner
William Faulkner is one of the best American authors of the early Twentieth Century. Born on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi, Faulkner enjoys his younger years painting, reading and writing. Faulkner does not graduate from high school because school is not appealing to him. Instead, Faulkner invests his time as a carpenter, soldier, farmer, politician, businessman, lawyer, and an author. Out of his job accomplishments, Faulkner gravitates to writing. When Faulkner attended the University of Mississippi, he wrote short poetry for the Times-Picayune and The Double Dealer. It is during this time that Faulkner enhances his writing ability. Once Faulkner began to write novels, it became his passion. Faulkner publishes his first collection of poetry, The Marble Faun in 1924 (Faulkner). Faulkner’s novels are challenging to read, but not exempt from
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