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  • Date Submitted: 03/24/2011 06:13 PM
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William Faulkner
William Cuthbert Faulkner is more than a famous Mississippi writer. He is a legendary figure, not only for Southern writers, but for writers throughout the world. Faulkner drew the scenes and characters for his novels and short stories from observations made during his childhood and adult life in his hometown, Oxford, Mississippi. During what is generally considered his period of greatest artistic achievement, a span of forty years, from 1929 to 1942, Faulkner accomplished more than most writers accomplish in a lifetime of writing (Minter 2). Because of his dedication to his writing and the acceptance of his ideas by readers from around the world, Faulkner was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. Additionally, Faulkner received two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction: one in January 1955 for his novel, The Fable, and another given posthumously, in June 1962, for his novel, The Reivers (Minter 321). He is truly a writer who utilizes unique writing techniques to explain the life of the Southern man to his readers. Many critics believe that his fictional world, vivid characters and time usage provide the reader with a personal experience that is unparalleled by any other writer. William Faulkner, an incomparable writer from the Deep South, deftly connects place, family and time as shown in Absalom, Absalom!, “Barn Burning,” and The Sound and The Fury.
Kate Chopin
American author Kate Chopin (1850–1904) wrote two published novels and about a hundred short stories in the 1890s. Most of her fiction is set in Louisiana and most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women. Her short stories were well received in her own time and were published by some of America's most prestigious magazines; Vogue, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Young People, Youth's Companion, and the Century. A few stories were syndicated by the American Press Association. Her stories appeared also in her two published collections, Bayou Folk (1894)...

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