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William  Faulkner
[1897-1962]

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"A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods
in order to gain from them the right to dream."

"All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis
of our splendid failure to do the impossible."

"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."

"The tools [that] I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey."
signature of William Faulkner, circa 1939


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wrote 19 books and 125 short stories

William Faulkner received the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1949
William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1950 [audio 2:59] on YouTube
the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "A Fable" in 1955
and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "The Reivers" in 1962

William Faulkner entry at Wikipedia
browse William Faulkner books at Amazon
browse William Faulkner DVDs at Amazon
William Faulkner credits [1932-2003] at Internet Movie Database
William Faulkner's Broadway credits

William Faulkner Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


Wm.  Faulkner's  Novels
Faulkner's 'big four' novels are "The Sound and The Fury" [1929], "As I Lay Dying" [1930],
"Light In August" [1930], and "Absalom! Absalom!" [1936]

Library of America William Faulkner  

Library of America William Faulkner  

William Faulkner: Novels 1926–1929 [2006]
Edited by Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [4/2006] for $26.40
includes "Soldiers' Pay" [1926], "Mosquitoes" [1927], "Flags In The Dust (Sartoris)"
[1929], and his masterpiece "The Sound and The Fury" [1929]

William Faulkner: Novels 1930–1935 [1985]
Edited by Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [12/85] for $23.10
includes "As I Lay Dying" [1930], "Sanctuary" [1931], "Light In August" [1932], and "Pylon" [1935]
William Faulkner: Novels 1936–1940 [1990]
Edited by Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk

Library of America hardcover [6/90] for $24.75
includes "Absalom, Absalom!" [1936], "The Unvanquished" [1938], "If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem" aka "The Wild Palms" [1939], and "The Hamlet" [1940]
William Faulkner: Novels 1942–1954 [1994]
Edited by Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/94] for $26.40
includes "Go Down, Moses" [1942], "Intruder In The Dust" [1948], "Requiem For A Nun" [1951], and "A Fable" [1954]
William Faulkner: Novels 1957–1962 [1999]
Edited by Joseph Blotner & Noel Polk

Library of America hardcover [10/99] for $23.10
includes "The Town" [1957], "The Mansion" [1959], and "The Reivers: A Reminiscence" [1962]
Reader's Guide to Faulkner Novels  
"A Reader's Guide To William Faulkner: The Novels" [1975]
by Edmond L. Volpe

Syracuse Univ Press 8x5½ pb [2/2003] for $16.47
Octagon hardcover [1/75] out of print/used

"Soldiers' Pay" [1926]


"Mosquitoes" [1927]


"Sartoris" / "Flags In The Dust" [1929/1973]


"The Sound and The Fury" [1929 masterpiece]
listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005); book entry at Wikipedia

"The Sound and The Fury" feature film [Fox March 1959]
Directed by [blacklistee] Martin Ritt; script by Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch; starring Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward,
Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman, Ethel Waters, Jack Warden, John Beal & Albert Dekker; full credits from IMDb


"As I Lay Dying" [1930]

"As I Lay Dying" [Oct 1956 episode of "Camera Three" CBS TV series]
Starring Philip Coolidge, Mildred Dunnock, Robert Lansing, Susan Oliver & Richard Shepard
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"As I Lay Dying" [studio mo 2013?] /tt1807944/  
Announced 8/2012: Writer & director James Franco has cast Danny McBride, Ahna O’ Reilly, Logan Marshall-Green,
Tim Blake Nelson & Jim Parrack; there are also rumors that Paul Dano, Michael Shannon, Joaquin Phoenix,
and Richard Jenkins are aboard the project • latest info at IMDb


"Sanctuary" [1931]

"The Story of Temple Drake" [Paramount May 1933]
Directed by Stephen Roberts; based on the Faulkner novel "Sanctuary"; starring Miriam Hopkins,
Jack La Rue, William Gargan, William Collier Jr., Irving Pichel, Guy Standing & Elizabeth Patterson
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Sanctuary" [Zanuck/Fox Feb 1961]
Directed by Tony Richardson; starring Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Harry Townes,
Odetta, Howard St. John & Strother Martin; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Sanctuary" [in development]  
Announced 11/2012: Roger Avary is hired to write the adaptation • not yet listed at IMDb


"Light In August" [1932]
listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)


"Pylon" [1935]

"The Tarnished Angels" [Universal Jan 1958]
Directed by Douglas Sirk; based on the Faulkner novel "Pylon"; starring Rock Hudson,
Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone & Jack Carsonfull credits from IMDb


"Absalom, Absalom!" [1936]


"The Unvanquished" [1938]


"If I Forget Thee Jerusalem" aka "The Wild Palms / Old Man" [1939]
book entry at Wikipedia

Jorge Luis Borges translation Las Palmeras Salvajes   "Las Palmeras Salvajes" [1940]
Spanish-language translation by Jorge Luis Borges

Edhasa 7x4½ pb [9/2004] for $18.15
Siruela 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2003] for $53.20

"Old Man" [Hallmark TV movie Feb 1997]
Directed by John Kent Harrison; teleplay by Horton Foote; starring Arliss Howard & Jeanne Tripplehorn;
won Emmy for Best Script, won Humanitas Prize; full credits from IMDb


"The Hamlet" [1940]


"Go Down, Moses" [1942]


"Intruder In The Dust" [Random House 1948]
Intruder In The Dust novel by William Faulkner   Set in 1948 Mississippi; a black man is found holding a smoking gun and standing next to the body of a white man, and is assumed guilty. The town's most prominent lawyer refuses to take the case for his defense, until a boy once helped by the defendent hears about plans for a lynching and pleads with the lawyer to defend the man in court.
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [10/91] for $11.16
Vintage mass pb [6/72] out of print/many,many used
Random House hardcover [9/48] for $11.16
book entry at Wikipedia
Intruder In The Dust 1949 movie poster (retail source not found)   feature film [M.G.M. Nov 1949]
Filmed on location in Oxford, Mississippi; directed by Clarence Brown; adapted by Ben Maddow from Faulkner's 1948 novel; starring David Brian, Claude Jarman Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall, Elizabeth Patterson, Charles Kemper & Will Geer; won BAFTA U.N. Award
not available on DVD; MGM/Warner b&w VHS [9/98] out of prodb/used
full credits from IMDb • watch full movie [4/2015 upload; 1:27:00] online at YouTube
Intruder In The Dust 1949 screenplay  
"Faulkner's Intruder In The Dust: Novel Into Film" [1977]
Screenplay by Ben Maddow; critical text by Regina K. Fadiman

Univ TN Press pb [7/78] out of print/many used

"Intruder In The Dust" remake [indep 2017?]  5/2016
Announced 5/2016 at Cannes: Carl Franklin is signed to direct a new movie adaptation of William Faulkner’s "Intruder In The Dust" for producers Rob Hickman,
Lee Caplin, Dimitri Logothetis, Jay Strommen, Larry Nealy, Steven Michael Swadling & Jesse B. Franklin • latest info at IMDb


"Requiem For A Nun" [1951 novel]

"Requiem For A Nun (Requiem pour une Nonne)" [1956 stageplay]
adapted by Albert Camus

1958 Broadway play adapted by Faulkner from his novel


"A Fable" [1954] won the National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


"The Town" [1957]


"The Mansion" [1959]


"The Reivers: A Reminiscence" [1962] won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

"The Reivers" [National General Pictures Dec 1969]
Directed by Mark Rydell; script by Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch; starring Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell,
Ruth White, Mitch Vogel, Michael Constantine, Clifton James, Juano Hernandez, Lonny Chapman, Will Geer, Rupert Crosse,
Diane Shalet, Pat Randall, Diane Ladd, Ellen Geer, Dub Taylor & Billy Green Bush; full credits from IMDb



Wm.  Faulkner's  Short  Stories

Reader's Guide to Faulkner Short Stories  
"A Reader's Guide To William Faulkner: The Short Stories" [2004]
by Edmond L. Volpe

Syracuse Univ Press pb [5/2004] for $19.95


"These 13" [stories 1932]


"Two Soldiers" story [The Saturday Evening Post 1942]

"Two Soldiers" short film [2003]
Directed by Aaron Schneider; won an Oscar for Best Short Film


Knight's Gambit by William Faulkner  "Knight's Gambit: Six Mystery Stories" [1949] by Wm. Faulkner
tales starring Gavin Stevens: "Smoke" [1932]; "Monk" [1937]; "Hand Upon The Waters" [1939]; "Tomorrow" [1940]; "An Error In Chemistry" [1946]; and "Knight’s Gambit" [1949]
Vintage pb [12/78] for $8.25
Random House hardcover [6/49] out of print/used
Collected Stories of William Faulkner  "Collected Stories of William Faulkner" [42 stories 1950]
won the National Book Award in 1951

Vintage 7¾x5¼ pb [10/95] for $13.57
Vintage pb [1/77] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [8/56] out of print/used
Big Woods Hunting Stories  "Big Woods: The Hunting Stories" [1955]
contains four stories: "A Bear Hunt" [1934[; "The Old People" [1940]; "The Bear" [1942]; and "Race At Morning" [1955]
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [4/94] for $11.01
Random House hardcover [10/55] out of print/used
Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner  "Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner, 1930-1955" [1978]
Random House Modern Library 7¼x4¾ hardcover [5/93] for $12.21
contains 13 stories: "A Rose For Emily", "Barn Burning", "Beyond", "Dry September", "Honor", "Lo!", "Mountain Victory", "Race At Morning", "Red Leaves", "That Evening Sun", "There Was A Queen", "Turnabout". and "Two Soldiers"
Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner  "Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner" [45 stories 1979]
Introduction & notes by biographer Joseph Blotner

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [9/97] for $15.56
Vintage 8¼x5¼ pb [2/81] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [10/79] out of print/many used
Esquire Magazine cover for 30 January 1979  The cover of Esquire Magazine for 30 January 1979 touts 'The Best Unpublished Short Story by William Faulkner' which turns out to be until-then unpublished Sartoris story, “With Caution and Dispatch”
– full text available in the "Uncollected Stories" collection just above

Reading Faulkner Collected Stories  "Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories" [2006]
Edited by Theresa M. Towner & James B. Carothers

Univ Press of MS 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $25.00
Univ Press of MS 9x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $50.00
contains 42 stories: "A Bear Hunt"; "A Courtship"; "A Justice"; "A Rose For Emily"; "Ad Astra"; "All The Dead Pilots"; "Artist At Home"; "Barn Burning"; "Beyond"; "Black Music"; "The Brooch"; "Carcassonne"; "Centaur In Brass"; "Crevasse"; "Death Drag"; "Divorce In Naples"; "Dr. Martino"; "Dry September"; "Elly"; "Fox Hunt"; "Golden Land"; "Hair"; "Honor"; "The Leg"; "Lo!"; "Mistral"; "Mountain Victory"; "Mule In The Yard"; "My Grandmother Millard"; "Pennsyl- vania Station"; "Red Leaves"; "Shall Not Perish"; "Shingles For The Lord"; "That Evening Sun"; "That Will Be Fine"; "There Was A Queen"; "Two Soldiers"; "The Tall Men"; "Turnabout"; "Uncle Willy"; "Victory"; and "Wash"



Movie  Scripts  by  William Faulkner
William Faulkner credits [1932-2003] at Internet Movie Database

"The Road To Glory" [Fox Aug 1936]
The Road To Glory 1936 movie directed by Howard Hawks  In the trenches of 1916 World War I, new recruits alter relationships, including competition for the nurse's affections. Then the unit is ordered to the front to install a telephone to direct artillery. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck; directed by Howard Hawks; co-written by William Faulkner; cinematography by Gregg Toland; starring Fredric March, Warner Baxter, Lionel Barrymore, Gregory Ratoff & June Lang
video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

"Submarine Patrol" [Fox Nov 1938]
Submarine Patrol movie directed by John Ford  A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew. Directed by John Ford; co-written by William Faulkner; starring Richard Greene, Nancy Kelly, Preston Foster, George Bancroft, Slim Summerville, Elisha Cook Jr., John Carradine, 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom & Ward Bond
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"To Have and Have Not"
[Warner Bros./First National Oct 1944]
To Have and Have Not movie directed by Howard Hawks, starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall   On the island of Martinique just after France fell to the Germans, the local Resistance asks a world-weary fishing boat captain for help transporting freedom fighters. At first he refuses, but circumstances compel him to stand against the local Vichy thugs. Directed by Howard Hawks; script by Leigh Brackett, William Faulkner & Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway; first film pairing of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall; also starring Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy & Marcel Dalio
Warner Home Video b&w keepcase DVD [7/2006] for $14.99
Warner Home Video b&w snapcase DVD [11/2003] for $17.99
Warner Home Video b&w VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
11"x17" cream poster available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Big Sleep" [Warner Bros. Aug 1946]
Big Sleep 1946 poster  Oil magnate General Sternwood hires P.I. Philip Marlowe to stop a crooked bookseller from blackmailing Sternwood's wild daughter Carmen. Directed by Howard Hawks; script by Leigh Brackett, William Faulkner & Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler; starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall; listed in National Film Registry 1997
Warner both-version b&w DVD [2/2000] for $6.87
Warner 114-min. b&w 'theatrical release' VHS [3/2000] for $14.95
Warner 135-min. b&w 1945 'pre-release version' VHS [3/2000] out of prodn/used
M.G.M./Warner 114-min. b&w VHS [9/99] for $2.49
M.G.M./Warner 114-min. b&w VHS [1/99] for $3.48
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
purchase 'Big Sleep' movie posters via AllPosters.com

"Land of The Pharaohs" [Warner Bros. June 1955]
Land of The Pharaohs movie poster directed by Howard Hawks  Pharoah Khulu wants all the gold in the world, so he can take it with him into the afterlife. He makes a deal with a captive architect to build a robbery-proof pyramid tomb, in return for the freedom of the enslaved people. The pharoah marries a second wife, who murders the first wife and plots to prevent the gold from being entombed, and maybe help the pharoah die early. Co-produced & directed by Howard Hawks; co-written by William Faulkner; starring Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, James Robertson Justice, Dewey Martin, Alex Minotis, Luisella Boni & Sydney Chaplin
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [6/2007] for $9.99
Warner Home Video color VHS [7/94] for $0.00
full credits at IMDb




Stageplays,  Poetry  &  Other  Media
William Faulkner's Broadway credits

Faulkner's Poetry Guide book by Judith L Sensibar  "Faulkner's Poetry: A Bibliographical Guide To Texts
and Criticism" [1988]
by Judith L Sensibar

UMI Research Press pb [1988] out of print/used
UMI Research Press hardcover [1988] out of print/used

"The Marionettes" [self-published play 1920]

William Faulkner's Marionettes leather-bound facsimile edition  "The Marionettes" facsimile edition [1975]
Yoknapatawpha Press 9¼x6¼ leather-bound [7/75] for $125.00

"The Marionettes" playscript [1978] Edited by Noel Polk
Univ VA Press hardcover [8/78] out of print/used


Vision In Spring book of poems by William Faulkner  
"Vision In Spring" [poems 1921]
by William Faulkner, Introduction by Judith L Sensibar

Univ TX Press hardcover [5/84] out of print/many, many used

"The Marble Faun" [poems 1924]

"This Earth, A Poem" [1932]

"A Green Bough" [poems 1933]


Portable Faulkner  "The Portable Faulkner" [orig 1946, rev 2003] by Malcolm Cowley
Cowley's 1946 book caused a resurgence in Faulkner's reputation and popularity.
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [2/2003] for $14.04
Viking hardcover [4/67] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [7/85] out of print/used
The revised edition includes "A Justice" [1931; "The Courthouse" (excerpt from 'Requiem For A Nun'); "Red Leaves" [1930]; "Was"
(excerpt from 'Go Down, Moses'); "Raid" [1934] (excerpt from 'The Unvanquished'); "Wash" [1934]; "An Odor of Verbena" (excerpt from 'The Unvanquished'); "The Bear" [1942] (excerpt from 'Go Down, Moses'); "Spotted Horses" [1931] (excerpt from 'The Hamlet'); "That Evening Sun" [1931]; "Ad Astra" [1931]; "A Rose For Emily" [1930]; "Dilsey" (excerpt from 'The Sound & The Fury'); "Old Man" (excerpt from 'The Wild Palms'); "Death Drag" [1932]; "Uncle Bud and The Three Madams" (excerpt from 'Sanctuary'); "Percy Grimm" (excerpt from 'Light In August'); "Delta Autumn" [1942] (excerpt from 'Go Down, Moses'); "The Jail" (excerpt from 'Requiem For A Nun'); The Compsons Appendix; and Faulkner's "Address Upon Receiving The Nobel Prize For Literature" [1950], with essays by Cowley


"The Long, Hot Summer" feature film [Fox April 1958]
William Faulkner's The Long, Hot Summer movie poster  The man who runs the town of Frenchman's Bend, Mississippi hires a drifter to work in his store, and begins to believe that the man may be a good match for his spinster daughter. Directed by [blacklistee] Martin Ritt; based on Faulkner's stories "Barn Burning" & "The Spotted Horses", and his 1940 novel "The Hamlet"; starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick & Angela Lansbury
Fox widescreen color DVD [5/2003] for $9.99
Fox color VHS [5/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"The Long, Hot Summer" [Fox/A.B.C. TV series; 27 episodes 1965-1966]
Starring Roy Thinnes, Nancy Malone, Paul Geary, Ruth Roman, Lana Wood & Edmond O'Brien
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Long Hot Summer" [N.B.C. miniseries Oct 1985]
Directed by Stuart Cooper; starring Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd,
Ava Gardner, William Russ & Wings Hauser; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb


"Old Man" episode of "Playhouse 90" TV series [CBS-TV Nov 1958]
Directed by John Frankenheimer; adapted by Horton Foote; starring Sterling Hayden, Geraldine Page
& Malcolm Atterbury • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"Tomorrow" episode of "Playhouse 90" TV series [CBS-TV March 1960]
Directed by Robert Mulligan; adapted by Horton Foote; starring Charles Bickford, Beulah Bondi,
Kim Stanley, Richard Boone, Peter Oliphant, Charles Aidman, Chill Wills, Elizabeth Patterson
& Andrew Prine • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb


"Tomorrow" [Filmgroup April 1972; P.B.S. 1984]
Horton Foote's play "Tomorrow" starring Robert Duvall  Considered the best-ever adaptation of a Faulkner work, nearly lost: filmed in 1972, not aired on TV until 1984. The story (told in flashback) of the reasons that an illiterate farmer is the only jury vote against the acquittal of a boy accused of murder. Directed by Joseph Anthony; from Horton Foote's 1968 stageplay based on the 1939 William Faulkner story "Old Man"; starring Robert Duvall, Olga Bellin, Sudie Bond & James Franks
Homevision b&w DVD [5/2004] for $24.49
Starz / Anchor Bay b&w VHS [7/99] out of prodn/used
Delta Library b&w VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb


"Mississippi Poems" [1979]

"Helen, A Courtship and Mississippi Poems" [1981]


"Old Man" TV movie [Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS-TV Feb 1997]
Horton Foote won Emmy Award for Outstanding Script  Old Man 1997 Hallmark TV movie  A convict and a late-term pregnant woman drift in a small boat during a flood in Louisiana bayou country in 1927. Directed by John Kent Harrison; teleplay by Horton Foote, based on Faulkner's story; starring Jeanne Tripplehorn & Arliss Howard; won Emmy Award for Outstanding Script, also won Christopher Award, Humanitas Prize & Golden Reel Award
Hallmark Collector's Edition color VHS [undated] for $9.99
Hallmark color VHS [4/99] for $12.38
full credits at IMDb


William Faulkner Reads audio tape  
"William Faulkner Reads" [1998]
Mr. Faulkner reads his 1949 Nobel acceptance speech and excerpts from "As I Lay Dying", "Old Man", and "A Fable"
Caedmon ABR audio [4/98] for $12.00
William Faulkner Audio Collection  "The William Faulkner Audio Collection" [2003]
Mr. Faulkner reads his 1949 Nobel acceptance speech and excerpts from "As I Lay Dying", "Old Man", and "A Fable"; Keith Carradine reads "Spotted Horses"; Debra Winger reads "Barn Burning" and "A Rose For Emily"; Arliss Howard reads "That Evening Sun" and "Wash"
Caedmon UNABR audio CD set [7/2003] 5 disks for $19.77


H.B.O.  Faulkner  Project  
Announced 11/2011: Cable giant H.B.O. signed writer-producer David Milch {"Deadwood"} and his Redboard Productions
company to an exclusive multiyear deal to develop TV series and films based on the works of William Faulkner, thru an
agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate. The pact covers all 19 books and 125 short stories written by
the Pulitzer- and Nobel Prize-winning author, and gives H.B.O. exclusive 'first-look rights' for the opportunity to
finance, produce & distribute the films.



Works  About  William  Faulkner

Kaminsky / Never Cross A Vampire  "Never Cross A Vampire" [1980] by Stuart M. Kaminsky
A mystery novel of January 1942 Hollywood: Detective Toby Peters first is hired to find who is sending threats to fading actor B้la Lugosi, then to get screenwriter William Faulkner free of murder charges, then he finds that the two cases are connected.
iBooks 8¼x5¼ pb [10/2000] out of print/used
Mysterious Press mass pb [3/84] out of print/used
St. Martin hardcover [1/80] out of print/used
William Faulkner / Life & Work  "William Faulkner: His Life and Work" [1980]
by David L. Minter

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/97] for $25.00
Johns Hopkins Univ Press hardcover [9/80] out of print/used
Some Time In The Sun / Dardis  "Some Time In The Sun: The Hollywood Years of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Nathanael West, Aldous Huxley & James Agee"
[1981] by Tom Dardis

Limelight pb [2/99] for $12.95
Origins of Faulkner's Art book by Judith L. Sensibar  "The Origins of Faulkner's Art" [1984]
by Judith L. Sensibar

Univ TX Press hardcover [5/84] out of print/used
William Faulkner Life Glimpses  "William Faulkner: Life Glimpses" [1990]
by Louis Daniel Brodsky

Univ TX Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [7/90] out of print/used
Faulkner biography by Joseph Blotner  "Faulkner: A Biography" [orig 1974; rev 1991]
by Joseph Blotner

Univ Press of MS 9¼x6 pb [5/2005] for $26.60
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [1/91] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [3/84] for $35.00
Random House 2-volume hardcover [3/74] out of print/used
William Faulkner Critical Biography  "The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography" [1994]
by Richard Gray

Wiley-Blackwell 9x6 pb [10/96] for $29.95
Blackwell Publng hardcover [12/94] out of print/used
Cambridge Companion To William Faulkner  "The Cambridge Companion To William Faulkner" [1995]
Edited by Philip M. Weinstein

Cambridge Univ Press 9x5¾ pb [1/95] for $31.49
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/95] out of print/used
William Faulkner Encyclopedia  "A William Faulkner Encyclopedia" [1999]
Edited by Robert W. Hamblin & Charles A. Peek

Kindle Edition from Greenwood Press [1999 edition] for $111.16 {sic}
Greenwood Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/99] for $132.00
Faulkner At 100  "Faulkner At 100: Retrospect and Prospect - Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1997"
[2000] Edited by Donald M. Kartiganer & Ann J. Abadie

Kindle Edition from Univ Press of MS [2000 edition] for $14.75
Univ Press of MS 9x5¾ pb [11/2000] out of print/many used
Univ Press of MS 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2000] out of print/used
Dixie Limited Railroads & the Southern Renaissance book by Joseph R. Millichap  "Dixie Limited: Railroads, Culture, and The Southern Renaissance" [2002]
by Joseph R. Millichap

"A detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads represent in selected writers and works of the Southern Renaissance" – including literary giants Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, and poet Dave Smith
Univ Press KY 9x6 hardcover [3/2002] for $40.00
Faulkner biography by Jay Parini  "One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner" [2004]
by Jay Parini

Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [6/2005] for $11.53
HarperCollins 9x6½ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/many used
Hard-Boiled Masculinities book by Christopher Breu  "Hard-Boiled Masculinities" [2005] by Christopher Breu
A scholarly examination of how and why hard-boiled masculinity emerged during the unsettled times after World War I, shifting from Victorian-influenced depictions of men in top hats & mustaches to the portrayal of much more overtly violent & muscular men, moving back and forth across the divide between high and low culture in American society. Author cites examples from the works of Ernest Hemingway, Dashiell Hammett, Chester Himes, and William Faulkner, as well as many lesser-known writers of the hypermasculine 'tough-guy' pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s.
Univ MN Press 9x6 pb [12/2005] for $22.50
Univ MN Press hardcover [12/2005] for $60.00
William Faulkner Lives & Legacies  
"William Faulkner: Lives and Legacies" [2007]
by Carolyn Porter

Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [5/2007] for $16.38
Faulkner's Inheritance  "Faulkner's Inheritance" [2007] Edited by Joseph R. Urgo & Ann J. Abadie
Essays by Susan V. Donaldson, Lael Gold, Adam Gussow, Martin Kreiswirth, Jay Parini, Noel Polk, Judith L. Sensibar, Jon Smith & Priscilla Wald
Univ Press of MS 9x6¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $46.70
Faulkner and Love  
"Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art" [2009]
by Judith L. Sensibar

Yale Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2009] for $26.40

http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Companion-William-Faulkner-Reference/dp/0816064326/
http://www.amazon.com/Essays-Speeches-Letters-Library-Classics/dp/081297137X/
http://www.amazon.com/Faulkner-Divided-Eric-J-Sundquist/dp/0801831644/
http://www.amazon.com/Faulkner-Mississippi-Edouard-Glissant/dp/0226299945/
http://www.amazon.com/Reading-Faulkner-Introductions-Thirteen-Novels/dp/157233603X/
http://www.amazon.com/William-Faulkner-Blooms-Modern-Critical/dp/0791097862/
http://www.amazon.com/William-Faulkner-Companion-Nicholas-Fargnoli/dp/1933648589/
http://www.amazon.com/William-Faulkner-His-Life-Work/dp/0801857473/
http://www.amazon.com/William-Faulkner-Southern-History-Williamson/dp/0195101294/


William Faulkner, A Life On Paper PBS-TV biofilm  "William Faulkner: A Life On Paper" [PBS-TV Dec 1979]
2-hour PBS-TV bio-film aired on 17 December 1979 • Produced by Walter Lowe for Mississippi Center for Educational Television; directed by Robert Squier; script by A.I. Bezzerides; narrated by Raymond Burr • some VHS tapes were produced & sold, but no such are available at Amazon or elsewhere; no listing at IMDb
125-page script by A.I. Bezzerides [1980]
Adapted & Edited by Ann Abadie, Introduction by Carvel Collins

Univ Press of Mississippi 9x6 pb [1980] out of print/used
Univ Press of Mississippi hardcover [1980] out of print/scarce

Omnibus American Profiles on DVD  "Omnibus: American Profiles" DVD Box Set [2011]
E1 Entertainment b&w DVD set [7/2011] 2 disks for $16.99
contains 14 programs or segments on two disks: featured topics include Leonard Bernstein; Pearl Buck; the F-100 warplane; William Faulkner {16 minutes; aired 28 Dec 1952}; Grand Central Terminal in New York City; photographer Philippe Halsman; The New York Times; Sugar Ray Robinson & Stillman's Gym; Dr. Seuss; James Thurber; E.B. White; and Frank Lloyd Wright
series credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia



Image  Gallery

William Faulkner [1897-1962] sepia portrait         color portrait of William Faulkner on cover of TIME Magazine for 23 January 1939         b&w drawing of William Faulkner on cover of TIME Magazine for 17 July 1964         William Faulkner wearing black tie / tuxedo



Family  &  Friends
William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi and died at age 64 in 1962 in Byhalia, Mississippi.

wife Estelle Oldham Faulkner [1897-1972], married 1929-1962
daughter Jill Faulkner

mistress Meta Carpenter (Howard Hawks's secretary), circa 1940s

mistress writer Joan Williams [], together 1949-53
subject of her 1971 novel "The Wintering"

Else Jonsson [1912-96] of Sweden, together 1950-53 {met at Nobel banquet}



L i n k s
The William Faulkner Society at Ole Miss
William Faulkner entry at Wikipedia
William Faulkner credits [1932-2003] at Internet Movie Database
William Faulkner's Broadway credits

City of Oxford, Mississippi [est. 1837]
Rowan Oak estate [built 1844] in Oxford, Mississippi
Faulkner House / Pirate's Alley in New Orleans, Louisiana
Faulkner bio page of the 1949 Nobel Prize
William Faulkner's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1950 [audio 2:59] on YouTube
1955 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel "A Fable" [1954]
1963 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel "The Reivers" [1962]

browse William Faulkner books at Amazon
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William Faulkner Foundation [est. 1994] in France
William Faulkner Society of Japan
listed #60 on Atlantic Monthly's "100 Most Influential Americans" (12/2006)
William Faulkner page at LitWeb
Faulkner Voice Online Archive [est. 7/2010] at University of Virginia



William Faulkner [1897-1962] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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