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Photo of William Faulkner taken by Carl Van Vechten, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Brief biography 

Literary & topical timeline 

Bibliography of works

Dates: 1897-1962

Nationality: American

Literary Movements:

Modernism c.1899-1945

Stream of Consciousness Novel

Literary Periods: 

American Conformity and Criticism Period, 1930-1960

American Naturalistic and Symbolistic Period, 1900-1930

Modernist Period, 1899-1945

Twentieth Century, 1900-1999


Read Faulkner's banquet speech
December 10, 1950


The Faulkner Portable taken by Gary Bridgman, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons


Scribner Writers Series

Essay on the life and works of William Faulkner, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies  

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Find books, essays and journal articles in MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative scholarship on William Faulkner from books and academic journals.  MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers.

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Faulkner at the University of Virginia

William Faulkner Collection 

William Faulkner: "Man Working" 1919-1962; A Catalogue of the William Faulkner Collections at the University of Virginia 
Colby Storage | PS3511 .A86 Z99 1968  

Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive
"...listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence."


Other archival collections:

  • Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection, Center for Faulkner Studies, Southeast Missouri State University
    Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection Colby Storage Z8288 .F38 1982 v.5
  • Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection, New York Public Library
  • Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • William Wisdom Collection, Tulane University

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