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William Faulkner (1897–1962)

Forfatter af Brølet og vreden

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Born in an old Mississippi family, William Faulkner made his home in Oxford, seat of the University of Mississippi. After the fifth grade he went to school only off and on-lived, read, and wrote much as he pleased. In 1918, refusing to enlist with the "Yankees," he joined the Canadian Air Force, vis mere and was transferred to the British Royal Air Force. After the war he studied a little at the University, did house painting, worked as a night superintendent at a power plant, went to New Orleans and became a friend of Sherwood Anderson, then to Europe and back home to Oxford. By this time he had written two novels. The Sound and the Fury followed in 1929. Financial success came with Sanctuary in 1931, which he assisted in filming. Faulkner 's novels are intense in their character portrayals of disintegrating Southern aristocrats, poor whites, and African Americans. A complex stream-of-consciousness rhetoric often involves Faulkner in lengthy sentences of anguished power. Most of his tales are set in the mythical Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, and are characterized by the use of many recurring characters from families of different social levels spanning more than a century. His best subjects are the old, dying South and the newer materialistic South. As I Lay Dying (1930), is a grotesquely tragicomic story about a family of poor southern whites. With Absalom, Absalom! (1936); the difficult parts of his famous short novel "The Bear" (published in Go Down, Moses, 1942); and the allegorical A Fable (1954), a non-Yoknapatawpha novel set in France during World War I; Faulkner returned to an innovative and difficult style that most readers have trouble with. Yet, interspersed among such works are collections of easily read stories originally published in popular magazines. There seems to be a growing sentiment among critics that the Snopes trilogy-The Hamlet (1940), The Town (1957), and The Mansion (1959)-for the most part an example of Faulkner's "moderate" style, could well be among his most important works. Faulkner was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature "for his powerful and artistically independent contribution to the new American novel," but it would appear now that he also deserved to win that honor for his contribution to world literature. When reporting his death, the Boston Globe quoted Faulkner's having once told an interviewer: "Since man is mortal, the only immortality for him is to leave something behind him that is immortal since it will always move. That is the artist's way of scribbling "Kilroy was here" on the wall of the final and irrevocable oblivion through which he must some day pass." In addition to the Nobel Prize, Faulkner received the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1950, and in 1951 he was given the National Book Award for his Collected Stories Collected Stories. For his novel A Fable he received the National Book Award for the second time, as well as the Pulitzer Prize in 1955. The Reivers (1962) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1963. In 1957 and 1958, he was the University of Virginia's first writer-in-residence, and in January 1959 he accepted an appointment as consultant on contemporary literature to the Alderman Library of that university. Although Faulkner was not without honors in his lifetime and has received world recognition since then, it is surprising to learn that, when Malcolm Cowley edited The Portable Faulkner in 1946, he found that almost all of Faulkner's books were out of print. By arranging selections from the works to form a continuous chronicle, Cowley deserves much of the credit for making readers aware of the way in which Faulkner was creating a fictive world on a scale grander than that of any novelist since Balzac. William Faulkner died in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1962. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) This is not the same person as William Falkner (d. 1682), English theologian. Do not combine the two.

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Kanonisk navn
Faulkner, William
Juridisk navn
Faulkner, William Cuthbert
Andre navne
Faulkner, Will
Fødselsdato
1897-09-25
Dødsdag
1962-07-06
Begravelsessted
St. Peter's Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
New Albany, Mississippi, USA
Dødssted
Byhalia, Mississippi, USA
Dødsårsag
suffered a serious injury in a fall from his horse, which led to thrombosis
Bopæl
Oxford, Mississippi, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Uddannelse
University of Mississippi
Erhverv
novelist
short story writer
poet
literary critic
essayist
screenwriter (vis alle 14)
playwright
bank clerk
postmaster
roof painter
carpenter
deckhand
coal shoveler
pilot
Relationer
Faulkner, John (brother)
Falkner, Murry C. (brother)
Faulkner, Jim (nephew)
Falkner, William Clark (great-grandfather)
Percy, William Alexander (friend)
Anderson, Sherwood (friend) (vis alle 9)
West, Nathanael (friend)
Franklin, Malcolm A. (stepson)
Wells, Dean Faulkner (niece)
Organisationer
British Armed Forces
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
University of Mississippi (postmaster)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (screenwriter)
Warner Brothers (screenwriter) (vis alle 8)
University of Virginia (writer-in-residence)
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Nobel Prize (Literature, 1949)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1939)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1948)
William Dean Howells Medal (1950)
Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur (1951)
Silver Medal of the Greek Academy (1957) (vis alle 8)
National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal (1962)
Created the PEN/Faulkner Award
Kort biografi
William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, screenplays, poetry, essays, and a play. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.

Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919 and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner's renown reached its peak upon the publication of Malcolm Cowley's The Portable Faulkner and his 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the only Mississippi-born Nobel winner. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), each won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) appears on similar lists.
Oplysning om flertydighed
This is not the same person as William Falkner (d. 1682), English theologian. Do not combine the two.

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Discussions

Folio Society Devotees: Sound and Fury i Book talk (oktober 2023)
Folio Society Devotees: Sound and Fury i Folio Society Devotees (oktober 2023)
The Snopes Trilogy, Volume III, The Mansion i Club Read 2023 (september 2023)
The Snopes Trilogy, Volume II, The Town i Club Read 2023 (august 2023)
The Snopes Trilogy Group Read: The Hamlet i Club Read 2023 (juli 2023)
The Sound and the Fury LE i Folio Society Devotees (maj 2021)
Faulkner and james Branch Cabell i William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (oktober 2020)
As I Lay Dying: The More You Know. i William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (november 2018)
William Faulkner- American Author Challenge i 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (marts 2014)
LIGHT IN AUGUST - Group Read Discussion Thread i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (august 2013)
The Sound and the Fury GROUP READ i 2013 Category Challenge (april 2013)

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De vilde palmer er på sin vis to romaner flettet ind i hinanden, men der er klare tematiske paralleller. I titelromanen følger vi den unge læge Wilbourn, der møder den karismatiske kunstner Charlotte. Problemet er, at hun er gift, og selvom tiltrækningen mellem dem kan være svær at få øje på, forlader hun mand og barn og de drager USA rundt, mens de på en gang prøver at finde noget, de kan leve af, og at holde det borgerlige liv stangen. De frygter, at kærligheden mellem dem vil dø ud, hvis det sker.

"Jeg var blevet den fuldkomne familiefader. ... Vi boede i en lejlighed, der ikke var bohemeagtig, end ikke de nygiftes banale rede, det var ikke engang i den del af byen, men i et kvarter, der både som distrikt og arkitektur var tilegnet andet års ægteskaber blandt fem-tusind-om-året-kliken." (s. 100)

Hvorfor denne frygt? Det handler sikkert om, at det var Charlotte, der tog initiativ til affæren, og hvis hun engang har forladt en mand, når hverdagen satte ind, kan hun vel gøre det igen. Men nedenunder ligger også et syn på den kvindelige drift, som kilden til bevægelsen mod den uundgåelige undergang.

Den anden historie forgår ti år tidligere under den store oversvømmelse, da Mississippi gik over sine bredder og skyllede hele byer bort. En ung straffefange bliver sendt ud for at redde en kvinde i et træ, og han får hende også samlet op, men driver så bort med strømmen. Det bliver en lang og sælsom rejse tilbage, mens han desperat prøver at slippe for ansvaret for kvinden - hun er oven i købet også gravid, så snart er der også et barn. Romantik er der til gengæld ikke meget af mellem dem.

Fangen opgiver tilsyneladende sin frihed, men det er kun på overfladen. I virkeligheden finder han sin virkelige frihed i fængslet, hvor han slipper for kvinder og kun skal forholde sig til sit muldyr, som han til gengæld forstår.

Der kommer kort sagt ikke meget godt ud af kønnenes møde i denne roman, og det verdensbillede kan godt være svært at sluge for en skabsromantiker som mig.

Til gengæld er beskrivelserne af det oversvømmede landskab fantastiske:

"Og så ... mens de roligt så sig om, forsvandt kammene mellem furerne også, og de så kun et enkelt, fuldkommen fladt og ubevægeligt stålfarvet vandspejl, hvori telefonpælene og de lige hække, som dannede skillelinjer mellem markerne, syntes at stå så faste og stive, som om de var sat ned i beton." (s. 52)

Jeg har ikke tidligere læst William Faulkner, og umiddelbart er jeg heller ikke lige så begejstret for ham som for hans to store samtidige landsmænd, Steinbeck og Hemingway. Der er ikke de gribende menneskeportrætter som hos Steinbeck, og der er slet ikke den ordknappe, præcise stil som hos Hemingway. Men der er noget voldsomt insisterende over hans skriveform, som gør det svært at ryste historien af sig. Det er skæbnedramaer, som kun kan slutte på én måde, men man er alligevel tvunget til at følge historien til ende.
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