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Requiem for a Nun

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Title:Requiem for a Nun
Author:
Faulkner, William   
(8 of 11 for author by title)
Sanctuary
The Reivers
Published:   1951
Publisher:Vintage Books
Tags:drama, fiction, Mississippi, film adaptation
Description:

This sequel to Faulkner’s SANCTUARY written 20 years later, takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in SANCTUARY.

“Faulkner surrounds and connects the acts of a play with three prose pieces addressing the early history of Mississippi through the construction of the county’s courthouse and jail. In his prose, Faulkner traces the development of society’s need for law. In his drama, he illustrates that the enforcement of law does not necessarily render justice.”—Goodreads. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Faulkner, William

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William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life.

Faulkner is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel laureate. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were As I Lay Dying (1930) and Light in August (1932). Absalom, Absalom! (1936) is often included on similar lists.--Wikipedia.

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