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Faulkner and LoveThe Women Who Shaped His Art$
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Judith L. Sensibar

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300115031

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300115031.001.0001

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Choosing Roles and Role Models

Choosing Roles and Role Models

Faulkner's Delinquent Fathers

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(p.197) 10 Choosing Roles and Role Models
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Faulkner and Love
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Judith L. Sensibar

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0013

This chapter examines the shifting roles and role models of William Faulkner during his teenage years. It explains that when Faulkner quit school at the age of 15, he committed himself to becoming a poet and visual artist and simultaneously he began some serious role-playing. It describes Faulkner's image as a dandy and a warrior, his transformation from a poseur to an artist. This chapter also explains the influence of role-playing on the way Faulkner handled the notion of the impostor in his writing.

Keywords:   William Faulkner, role models, poet, visual artist, role-playing, impostor

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