- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Kultur Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A intriguing glimpse into the life of the American author of such works as "The Sound and the Fury" and "Absalom, Absalom!" Includes rare documents, photographs, and film footage.
"Famous Authors" examines the men and women behind the words that brought them literary kudos.
In "William Faulkner," viewers learn how the Mississippi author carried the representative styles of his literary forebears to another level of complexity. He experimented with discursive narrative structures and explored shifts in points of view. All the while, he revealed the ugly side of the post-Civil War American South. His prose chronicling grotesqueries imparted insights into human frailties and, surprisingly to some, elicited laughter from readers.