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William Faulkner Trivia

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Writing apparently ran in the Falkner family. William's great-grandfather, William Clark Falkner, wrote a novel in 1881 entitled, The White Rose of Memphis, which sold 160,000 copies.34

Faulkner was only 5'5" tall.35

Faulkner proposed that the first section of The Sound and the Fury, written from the perspective of Benjy Compson, be printed with colored ink in order to indicate shifts in time.36

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