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Faulkner, William Syllabification: Faulk·ner, William
Pronunciation: /ˈfôknər/

Definition of Faulkner, William in English:

( 1897–1962), US novelist. His works deal with the history and legends of the US South and have a strong sense of a society in decline. Notable works: The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), and Absalom! Absalom! (1936). Nobel Prize for Literature (1949).



Pronunciation: /fôkˈni(ə)rēən/
Example sentences
  • Though often the dialect of the characters is mimed, it is extremely unlikely that these country folk would find language for the lyric Faulknerian representations of what consciousness is conscious of.
  • Consequently, it cannot produce very many world-class authors if counted in absolute numbers, and so far hasn't produced a genuine literary giant of Tolstoyan or Flaubertian or Faulknerian caliber.
  • It's all been done before - far better by Laurence, whose eloquent, esoteric style can catapult her banal subject matter into Faulknerian territory.

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