from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Faulkner, William 1897-1962. American writer who set many of his works, such as the novels The Sound and the Fury (1929) and The Unvanquished (1938), in the imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, a microcosm of the postbellum South, in which he explored the decay of traditional Southern culture and the relations between the races. He won the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962)
A variant of the Scottish surname Falconer. (Wiktionary)