William Faulkner joins the Royal Air Force with this day, but will by no means see combat because World War I’ll end right before he completes his training.
Faulkner joined the RAF immediately after his higher college sweetheart, Estelle, married another man. He quit his hometown, Oxford, Mississippi, visited friends in the North, and headed to Canada, where he joined the Royal Air Force. After the war, he returned to Mississippi, where he wrote poetry exactly. A neighbor funded the publication of his initial book of poems, The Marble Faun (1924). His 1st novel, Soldiers’ Pay,( ****) published later 2 yrs.
Faulkner got another chance at his higher college sweetheart when Estelle, mom of two now, divorced her initial husband. She married Faulkner in 1929, and the couple bought and restored a ruined mansion near Oxford whilst Faulkner completed The Sound and the Fury, published in October 1929. The following year, he published As I Lay Dying, with Light in August (1932) and Absalom, Absalom (1936) following.
Faulkner’s novels challenged traditional forms and were slow to catch on with the reading public. His work didn’t earn him enough money to greatly help his family, so he supplemented his revenue selling short stories to magazines and functioning as a Hollywood screenwriter. He wrote two critically acclaimed films, both starring Humphrey Bogart. To Have and Have Not was dependent on an Ernest Hemingway novel, and The Big Sleep was predicated on a mystery by Raymond Chandler. He published a vintage assortment of brief stories, Go Down, Moses, in 1942. The collection integrated “The Bear,” an individual of his hottest stories, which had previously appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.
Faulkner’s reputation received a large boost with the publication of The Portable Faulkner (1946), including his several stories occur Yoknapatawpha county. Three years later, in 1949, he won the Nobel Prize for literature. His Collected Stories (1950) won the National Book Award. During the others of his life, he lectured on university campuses regularly. He died of a coronary attack at age 65.