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The Middle Years 1929–1950

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780195101294
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854233 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0008
The Middle Years 1929–1950

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It was the year 1929 in which the first of William Faulkner's great novels, The Sound and The Fury, was published. It was also the year in which he married Estelle Oldham and thereby, reentered Oxford's tight little world. Both events marked the beginning of a phase of his life that culminated with his taking the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Returning to Oxford in the fall, Faulkner moved his family of four into a sufficient, high-ceilinged, first floor apartment in a large house belonging to Miss Elma Meek at 803 University Avenue. The family needed money immediately, and he took a job as the night supervisor at the university's power plant.

Keywords: William Faulkner; The Sound and The Fury; Estelle Oldham; Oxford; Nobel Prize for Literature; Elma Meek

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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