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[fawk-ner] /ˈfɔk nər/
William, 1897–1962, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. Nobel Prize 1949. Unabridged
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  • Faulkner assumed an air of real affliction, presumably for the departed.

    Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
  • On the site of this, the corner house, the local historian Faulkner lived.

    Chelsea G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
  • Faulkner follows Lysons, and adds a detailed description of the house.

    The Kensington District Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Miss Faulkner was still absent, the mulatto had apparently gone home.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • Louis asked brusquely, as one who had no time to waste, "Will Faulkner's be open?"

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for Faulkner


William. 1897–1962, US novelist and short-story writer. Most of his works portray the problems of the southern US, esp the novels set in the imaginary county of Yoknapatawpha in Mississippi. Other novels include The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Light in August (1932): Nobel prize for literature 1949
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Faulknerian (fɔːkˈnɪərɪən) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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