6 Excellent Resources for Researching William Faulkner

 6 Excellent Resources for Researching William Faulkner

  1. His biography, lineage, writing life & time in Hollywood: WFofW William Faulkner Anecdotes & Trivia 
  2. Faulkner’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech “The Banquet Speech“, Stockholm, December 10, 1950 – the legendary Faulkner quote “There is only the question: When  will I be blown up? Because of this, the young man or woman  writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in  conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because  only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the  sweat” comes from this speech. This link also includes the audio so you can hear Faulkner & read the speech as well.
  3. Mississippi Writer’s Page – William Faulkner. Thorough information on his time in the Royal Air Force, his college career, Hollywood, and family life. As an extra bonus: the photos on the right sidebar are wonderful, especially the picture of his outlines on the walls of his home, Rowan Oak, for his novelA Fable
  4. Southern Roots from the University of Michigan Special Collection – information about the fictional county Faulkner created, including the hand drawn map of Yoknapatawpha County and information about his home, Rowan Oak.
  5. William Faulkner’s Hollywood from the Smithsonian Magazine Travel blog.
  6. Literary Pilgrimage to Rowan Oak – NPR’s Morning Edition radio program.

Faulkner is one of the most influential writers for me.

Who are some of the writers who have most impacted your own writing?

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The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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2 Responses to 6 Excellent Resources for Researching William Faulkner

  1. DM says:

    I have been influenced by James Michener and many of the Classics writers, except Jane Austin. Interesting about Faulkner. Nice post.

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