Faulkner, William (Cuthbert)

orig. William Cuthbert Falkner

(25 sep. 1897, New Albany, Miss., EE.UU.–6 jul. 1962, Byhalia, Miss.).

Escritor estadounidense. Desertó de la secundaria y sólo cursó la enseñanza superior durante un breve período. Pasó la mayor parte de su vida en Oxford, Miss. Lo más característico de su obra es el ciclo ambientado en el imaginario condado de Yoknapatawpha, que se transformó en emblema del Sur norteamericano y de su trágica historia. En su primera novela importante, El sonido y la furia (1929), Faulkner realizó un intento radical de experimentación y utilizó la técnica del curso de la conciencia. Su fama en EE.UU., menor de la que gozaba en Europa, se galvanizó con Mientras yo agonizo (1930), Luz de agosto (1932), ¡Absalón, Absalón! (1936) y Desciende, Moisés (1942), que contiene el célebre relato "El oso. La edición de The Portable Faulkner [El Faulkner portátil] (1946) amplió definitivamente la circulación de su obra. En 1949 fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura y recibió el Premio Nacional del Libro por sus Relatos (1950) En todo el mundo, especialmente en América latina, se le considera uno de los escritores más influyentes del s. XX.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Faulkner, William Cuthbert — (1897 1962)    William Faulkner was one of the greatest southern writers of the 20th century. Born William Cuthbert Faulkner in Mississippi, he had a desultory education, worked in the family bank, and spent some time at the University of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Faulkner, William (Cuthbert) — orig. William Cuthbert Falkner born Sept. 25, 1897, New Albany, Miss., U.S. died July 6, 1962, Byhalia, Miss. U.S. writer. Faulkner dropped out of high school and only briefly attended college. He spent most of his life in Oxford, Miss. He is… …   Universalium

  • Faulkner, William — ▪ American author Introduction in full  William Cuthbert Faulkner,  original surname  Falkner  born Sept. 25, 1897, New Albany, Miss., U.S. died July 6, 1962, Byhalia, Miss.  American novelist and short story writer who was awarded the 1949 Nobel …   Universalium

  • William Cuthbert Faulkner — noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897 1962) • Syn: ↑Faulkner, ↑William Faulkner, ↑Falkner, ↑William Falkner • Instance Hypernyms: ↑novelist …   Useful english dictionary

  • William Faulkner — noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897 1962) • Syn: ↑Faulkner, ↑William Cuthbert Faulkner, ↑Falkner, ↑William Falkner • Instance Hypernyms: ↑novelist * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • William — /wil yeuhm/, n. 1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W. 2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning will and helmet. * * * (as used in expressions) Huddie William Ledbetter Aberhart William George William… …   Universalium

  • William — (as used in expressions) William Alexander Abbott Aberhart, William George William Russell Amis, Sir Kingsley (William) Ashley, William Henry Ashton, Sir Frederick (William Mallandaine) Barkley, Alben W(illiam) Bartram, William William Allen… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cuthbert — /kuth beuhrt/, n. Saint, A.D. c635 687, English monk and bishop. * * * (as used in expressions) Cuthbert Saint Faulkner William Cuthbert William Cuthbert Falkner * * * …   Universalium

  • Faulkner — noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897 1962) • Syn: ↑William Faulkner, ↑William Cuthbert Faulkner, ↑Falkner, ↑William Falkner • Instance Hypernyms: ↑novelist …   Useful english dictionary

  • William Falkner — noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897 1962) • Syn: ↑Faulkner, ↑William Faulkner, ↑William Cuthbert Faulkner, ↑Falkner • Instance Hypernyms: ↑novelist …   Useful english dictionary

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