William Cuthbert Faulkner, born in 1897, was raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, among other remarkable books. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962. We will look at Faulkner the man, scandalous in some ways yet committed to literature. Reading Faulkner can be both daunting and rewarding. Experience love, sexuality, the American South, emerging literary trends, culture, time, religion and more through the lens of some of the most memorable literary characters.
ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
INSTRUCTOR: Tim Burger is rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Worcester. He studied at the University of GA (Literature and Philosophy; The General Seminary, NYC (Divinity); Union Seminary, NYC (Religion and Literature) and is currently working on his MFA at Sewanee: The University of the South. He has a love of southern writers including Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner.
REQUIRED BOOK: Absalom, Absalom! , William Faulkner ISBN 9780679732181
FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Read as much of the novel as you can.
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