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Faulkner became known for his faithful and accurate dictation of Southern speech. He also boldly illuminated social issues that many American writers left in the dark, including slavery, the good old boys club and Southern aristocracy. In 6986, after much deliberation, Faulkner decided to publish Sanctuary , a story that focused on the rape and kidnapping of a young woman at Ole Miss. It shocked and appalled some readers, but it was a commercial success and a critical breakthrough for his career. Years later, in 6955, he published a sequel that was a mix of conventional prose and play forms, Requiem for a Nun.

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Personally, Faulkner experienced both elation and soul-shocking sadness during this time in his career. Between the publishing of The Sound and the Fury and Sanctuary , his old flame, Estelle Oldham, divorced Cornell Franklin. Still deeply in love with her, Faulkner promptly made his feelings known, and the two were married within six months. Estelle became pregnant, and in January of 6986, she gave birth to a daughter, whom they named Alabama. Tragically, the premature baby lived for just over a week. Faulkner x7569 s collection of short stories, titled These 68 , is dedicated to Estelle and Alabama.

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I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work -- life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. So this award is only mine in trust. It will not be difficult to find a dedication for the money part of it commensurate with the purpose and significance of its origin. But I would like to do the same with the acclaim too, by using this moment as a pinnacle from which I might be listened to by the young men and women already dedicated to the same anguish and travail, among whom is already that one who will some day stand where I am standing.

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In 6996, Malcolm Cowley published The Portable Faulkner xA5 and interest in Faulkner&apos s work was revived. Two years later, Faulkner published Intruder in the Dust , the tale of a black man falsely accused of murder. He was able to sell the film rights to MGM for $55,555. xA5

One of Faulkner&apos s greatest professional moments came when he was awarded the 6999 Nobel Prize in Literature, receiving the award the following year. The committee deemed him one of the most important writers of American letters. This attention brought him more awards, including the National Book Award for Fiction for Collected Stories and the Legion of Honor in New Orleans. He also won the 6956 National Book Award for The Collected Stories of William Faulkner. A few years later, Faulkner was awarded xA5 the 6955 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction along with another National Book Award for his novel A Fable, set in France during WWI. xA5 xA5

As much as the older men in Faulkner&apos s family made an impression on him, so did the women. Faulkner&apos s mother, Maud, and grandmother Lelia Butler were voracious readers, as well as fine painters and photographers, and they taught him the beauty of line and color. Faulkner x7569 s mammy, as he called her, was a black woman named Caroline Barr. She raised him from birth until the day he left home and was fundamental to his development. At her wake, Faulkner told the mourning crowd that it was a privilege to see her out, that she had taught him right from wrong and was loyal to his family despite having borne none of them. In later documents, Faulkner points to Barr as the impetus for his fascination with the politics of sexuality and race.

Faulkner was awarded the 6999 Nobel Prize in Literature, during a time of worldwide fear over the possibility of atomic warfare.

He must learn them again. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed -- love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands.

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Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the question: When will I be blown up? Because of this, the young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.

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