William Faulkner bibliography

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William Faulkner bibliography
Faulkner photographed in December 1954 by Carl Van Vechten.
Faulkner photographed in December 1954 by Carl Van Vechten.
Releases
Novels 19
Stories 125
Plays 1
Screenplays 20
References and footnotes

The bibliography of William Faulkner, an American writer, includes 19 novels, 125 short stories (not including stories that appear exclusively in novels), 20 screenplays (including uncredited rewrites), one play, six collections of poetry as well as assorted letters and essays.

William Faulkner made his debut as a published writer at the age of 21 with the poem "L'Après-midi d'un Faune", which appeared in The New Republic on August 6, 1919. Two more poems, "Cathay" and "Sapphics" and a short story, "Landing in Luck", were published in Mississippian in November 1919.[1]

Faulkner's first novel, Soldiers' Pay, was published in 1926 and his 19th and final, The Reivers, in 1962, the year he died. Numerous works have been published posthumously.

Fiction[edit]

Novels[edit]

Title Publication date Publisher Notes
Soldiers' Pay February 25, 1926 Boni & Liveright Faulkner's debut novel.[2]
Mosquitoes April 30, 1927 Boni & Liveright [2]
Sartoris January 31, 1929 Harcourt, Brace First novel set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County; an abridged version of Flags in the Dust. The original manuscript was published posthumously by Random House on August 22, 1973.[3]
The Sound and the Fury October 7, 1929 Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith An appendix to the novel, "Compson 1699-1945", was included in The Portable Faulkner, edited by Malcolm Cowley and published by Viking Press in 1946.[2][4]
As I Lay Dying October 6, 1930 Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith [2]
Sanctuary February 9, 1931 Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith An introduction to the novel by Faulkner was first included in the Modern Library edition of the novel published on March 25, 1932.[5][6]
Light in August October 6, 1932 Harrison Smith & Robert Haas A Foreword to the novel by novelist C.E. Morgan has been included in the Modern Library edition of the novel published in April 2002
Pylon March 25, 1935 Harrison Smith & Robert Haas First novel since Mosquitoes not to be set in Yoknapatawpha County.[2]
Absalom, Absalom! October 26, 1936 Random House [7]
The Unvanquished February 15, 1938 Random House A collection of seven interrelated short stories, six of which are revisions of stories previously published in The Saturday Evening Post. "An Odor of Verbena" is new to The Unvanquished.[8][9]
The Wild Palms January 19, 1939 Random House Not set in Yoknapatawpha County. Consists of two interweaved stories: "The Wild Palms" and "Old Man". Included as If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, Faulkner's original title, in the Library of America collection Novels 1936-1940, published in 1990. Sometimes published as The Wild Palms [If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem].[8]
The Hamlet April 1, 1940 Random House The first book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.[8]
Go Down, Moses and Other Stories May 11, 1942 Random House Contains seven interrelated short stories, five of which had been published previously. "Was" and "The Fire and the Hearth" are exclusive to the novel. Title changed to Go Down, Moses, Faulkner's intended title, for subsequent editions.[10]
Intruder in the Dust September 27, 1948 Random House [11]
Requiem for a Nun September 27, 1951 Random House Sequel to Sanctuary. Written as a play with prose parts preceding each act.[12]
A Fable August 2, 1954 Random House Not set in Yoknapatawpha County. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award in 1955.[13][14]
The Town May 1, 1957 Random House The second book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.[15]
The Mansion November 13, 1959 Random House The third book in Faulkner's Snopes trilogy.[16]
The Reivers June 4, 1962 Random House Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963.[16][17]

Library of America editions[edit]

To date, Library of America has published all of Faulkner's novels in five volumes, containing restored authoritative texts.

Short stories[edit]

Plays[edit]

Screenplays[edit]

Produced[edit]

Year Film[19] Credit type Collaborator(s) Based on
1933 Today We Live Dialogue Edith Fitzgerald (screenplay)
Dwight Taylor (screenplay)
"Turn About" by William Faulkner
1936 The Road to Glory Screenplay Joel Sayre (screenplay)
Stephen Morehouse Avery (uncredited)
Walter Ferris (uncredited)
Violet Kemble Cooper (uncredited)
Banjo on my Knee Uncredited[18] Nunnally Johnson (screenplay) Banjo on my Knee by Harry Hamilton
1937 Slave Ship Story Sam Hellman (screenplay)
Lamar Trotti (screenplay)
Gladys Lehman (screenplay)
Walter Ferris (revisions)
The Last Slaver by George S. King
1939 Gunga Din Uncredited[18] Joel Sayre (screenplay)
Fred Guiol (screenplay)
Ben Hecht (story)
Charles MacArthur (story)
Lester Cohen (uncredited)
John Colton (uncredited)
Vincent Lawrence (uncredited)
Dudley Nichols (uncredited)
Anthony Veiller (uncredited)
"Gunga Din" by Rudyard Kipling
1944 To Have and Have Not Screenplay Jules Furthman (screenplay)
Cleve F. Abams (uncredited)
Whitman Chambers (uncredited)
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
1945 The Southerner Uncredited[18] Jean Renoir (screenplay)
Hugo Butler (screenplay)
Nunnally Johnson (uncredited)
Hold Autumn in Your Hand by George Sessions Perry
1946 The Big Sleep Screenplay Leigh Brackett (screenplay)
Jules Furthman (screenplay)
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
1955 Land of the Pharaohs Written by Harry Kurnitz (written by)
Harold Jack Bloom (written by)

Unproduced[edit]

Year Title Type Notes[19]
1932 Night Bird Story outline for unwritten screenplay Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays, published in October 1982 by University of Tennessee Press.
1932 Manservant Treatment for unwritten screenplay Based on Faulkner's short story "Love". Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays.
1932 The College Widow Treatment for unwritten screenplay Based on Night Bird. Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays.
1932 Absolution Treatment for unwritten screenplay Included in Faulkner's MGM Screenplays.
1932 Flying in the Mail Treatment for unwritten screenplay
1933 War Birds Screenplay
1933 Louisiana Lou Screenplay Used for the 1934 film Lazy River without Faulkner's involvement.
1942 The De Gaulle Story Screenplay Appears in Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume III: The De Gaulle Story, published in January 1984 by University Press of Mississippi.
1943 Country Lawyer Story treatment Included in Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen, published in June 1987 by University Press of Mississippi.
1943 Battle Cry Screenplay Appears in Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume IV: Battle Cry, published in December 1985 by University Press of Mississippi.
1945 Stallion Road Screenplay Appears in Stallion Road: A Screenplay, published in December 1989 by University Press of Mississippi.

Poetry collections[edit]

  • Vision in Spring (1921)[20]
  • The Marble Faun (1924)[20]
  • This Earth, a Poem (1932)[20]
  • A Green Bough (1933)[20]
  • Mississippi Poems (1979)[20]
  • Helen, a Courtship and Mississippi Poems (1981)[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 461.
  2. ^ a b c d e Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 483.
  3. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ Flags in the Dust: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  4. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ The Portable Faulkner (Short Story Collections)". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  5. ^ Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 468.
  6. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ Sanctuary: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  7. ^ Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 470.
  8. ^ a b c Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 471.
  9. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ The Unvanquished: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  10. ^ Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 472.
  11. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ Intruder in the Dust: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  12. ^ Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 474.
  13. ^ Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 475.
  14. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ A Fable: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  15. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ The Town: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  16. ^ a b Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 478.
  17. ^ Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ The Reivers: COMMENTARY". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  18. ^ a b c d Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ Works by William Faulkner (comprehensive list)". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  19. ^ a b Fargnoli, Golay & Hamblin 2008, p. 494–95.
  20. ^ a b c d e f Padgett, John B. (2000). "WFotW ~ Works by William Faulkner (comprehensive list)". William Faulkner on the Web. The University of Mississippi. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 

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