Essay about William Of The Greatest American Writers

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“William Faulkner” William Cuthbert Falkner was one of the greatest American Writers in the twentieth century. In Europe he was considered at that time “the foremost living American author”. He was a very unique individual. William was always interested in drawing, reading and writing poetry. William wrote many historical novels in his time. Things about William Faulkner I learned is: a book summary, his years of youth and adolescence, and adulthood years.
As I Lay Dying is about different narrators and how they see things. it has different narrative sections. The book is about the Bundrens living on a farm in Mississippi in the 1920s. On one of the sections it talks about Darl Bundren, who then talks about his brother’s Cash, Jewel, and his dying mother, Addie. It talks about Addie’s life and after her death and how they cope with things.
William’s youth, he was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi ,but him and his family later move to Oxford, Mississippi. William was named after his great-grandfather William Clark Falkner. He grew up in the small town where he spent the majority of his life at. He was the oldest from his four brothers. His mother 's name was Maud ,Butler, Falkner and his father’s name was Murry Cuthbert Falkner. At the age of twelve he was already interested in reading and writing poetry. In William’s adolescent years he dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade, despite weather it was his intelligence or just because of the…

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