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Absalom, Absalom!

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ISBN-10: 0394747755

ISBN-13: 9780394747750

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Faulkner, Noel Polk

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List price: $8.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/12/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Weight: 0.550

Born in an old Mississippi family, William Faulkner made his home in Oxford, seat of the University of Mississippi. After the fifth grade he went to school only off and on-lived, read, and wrote much as he pleased. In 1918, refusing to enlist with the "Yankees," he joined the Canadian Air Force, and was transferred to the British Royal Air Force. After the war he studied a little at the University, did house painting, worked as a night superintendent at a power plant, went to New Orleans and became a friend of Sherwood Anderson, then to Europe and back home to Oxford. By this time he had written two novels. The Sound and the Fury followed in 1929. Financial success came with Sanctuary in…    

Noel Polk is a professor of American Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi and he lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.