Away Down South: A Biography of William Faulkner
William Faulkner’s birthplace in South held a tough people who inherited the violence of the violence of the frontier, slavery, and the Civil War. Faulkner was raised on tales told by former slaves and former soldiers. His imagination was rich with history. Riding horse through the woods, hunting and shooting, flying airplanes, his life was exciting. Away Down South: A Biography of William Faulkner shows why this Nobel Laureate wrote stories like no others---violent, comic, grotesque, but strangely wonderful.