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William Faulkner papers

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Abstract

Title:
William Faulkner papers
Author/Creator:
Faulkner, William
Collection number:
72-277
Size:
0.75 linear feet and three items
Bulk dates:
1931-1973
Inclusive dates:
1925-1973
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

William Faulkner (1897-1962), one of the most significant twentieth-century American writers, was born in New Albany, Mississippi. He spent most of his life in and around the town of Oxford, Mississippi, and his work chronicles life in the American South. His oeuvre includes poetry, novels, short fiction, and screenplays. Some of Faulkner's most enduring works include The Sound and the Fury (1929), Light in August (1932), As I Lay Dying (1930), Absalom, Absalom! (1936), and the three works collectively termed the Snopes Trilogy: The Hamlet (1940), The Town (1957) and The Mansion (1959). Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1949. The collection includes an uncorrected proof of Requiem for a Nun (1951); screenplays for Requiem for a Nun and The Unvanquished (1938); transcription of a lecture by Robert Penn Warren; photograph stills from the film A Long Hot Summer (1958), based on The Hamlet and Sanctuary (1961); sheet music from A Long Hot Summer; manuscripts of two of his poems, an essay on Sherwood Anderson, and a short story; a letter; three recordings of Faulkner reading from his works; and photographs of Faulkner and places associated with him.

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William Faulkner papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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