Friday, September 25, 2009

William Faulkner (1897 – 1962) Was Born

William Faulkner was an American author, Nobel Prize-winner in Literature (1949), one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
Most of Faulkner's works are set in his native state of Mississippi and he is considered one of the most important Southern writers along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, and Tennessee Williams.
His most celebrated novels are: The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), Light in August (1932), and Absalom, Absalom! (1936).

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: A Vast and Enduring Monument: William Faulkner’s Literary lesson plan
Objectives: Students will:
describe the characteristics of William Faulkner’s writing,
explain William Faulkner’s significance in the literary world,
analyze a primary source,
analyze a William Faulkner short story.
Grade Level: 7-12
Subject: Mississippi Studies / Literature
Materials:Copies of William Faulkner’s short stories: A Rose for Emily, Two Soldiers, The Bear; access to the Internet.
Handouts: Sample Analysis Sheet (PDF Format)
Time Needed: Two 50-minute class periods
Provided by: Mississippi Historical Society (Author: Karla Smith, Biloxi, Mississippi)

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