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William Faulkner Research Starter
Using the South as his inspiration and setting, Faulkner wrote a series of novels and stories that reflect universal human truths and conditions. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951 and is regarded as one of the greatest of American novelists.
A Rose for Emily in Reference Guide to Short Fiction
In his Nobel Prize address of November 1950, William Faulkner declared his allegiance to the heroic view of life much as though we were still living in the age of Homer: "The poet's, the writer's, duty is … to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past." The story "A Rose for Emily," collected in These Thirteen, poses an important challenge to Faulkner's Nobel purpose: Can this story about a pathological necrophiliac murderess really lift its reader's heart?
William Faulkner in Reference Guide to Short Fiction
Includes list of publications and bibliography of critical studies.
William Faulkner in Gothic Literature
Biographical information, works, commentary on A Rose for Emily, and bibliography.
William Faulkner in Critical Survey of Short Fiction
Includes biography, analysis of "A Rose for Emily, "The Bear", "Barn Burning", and a bibliography.
A Rose for Emily in Masterplots
A brief synopsis and critical analysis of William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily.
William Faulkner, A Concise Biography
This overview of the biography and fiction of William Faulkner from the Famous Authors series introduces the major themes of Faulkner's poems, plays, short stories, and novels. The film contextualizes life in the American south in the first half of the 20th century; Faulkner's southern upbringing, family history, and race relations in the wake of the Civil War were a major influence on his fiction
This program beautifully recounts William Faulkner's life and the great literary works it produced, exploring his affinity for the tragic and whimsical aspects of a decaying, racially fractured South. Beginning with the author's birth in New Albany, Mississippi, the video describes his early military and romantic ambitions; his family life, alcoholism, and stints in Hollywood; and his eventual garnering of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-all within the framework of his vast literary output.
William Faulkner's Barn Burning
Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning