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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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Kosciusko Childhood, Southern Belledom, and Estelle's Fictional Memoir, 1897–1903

Kosciusko Childhood, Southern Belledom, and Estelle's Fictional Memoir, 1897–1903

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(p.264) 14 Kosciusko Childhood, Southern Belledom, and Estelle's Fictional Memoir, 1897–1903
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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/9780300115031.003.0018

This chapter examines Estelle Oldham Faulkner's fictional memoir titled “Dr. Wohlenski.” It explains that Estelle was the first of the Oldhams' four children and the only one born during their ill-fated attempt to resettle in East Texas and discusses how she reserved her fictionalized version of those years in “Dr. Wohlenski.” It also suggests that her fictionalized memoirs provides insights into what she was thinking seven years prior to her marriage to William Faulkner.

Keywords:   Estelle Oldham Faulkner, Dr. Wohlenski, fictional memoir, Oldhams, East Texas, William Faulkner, childhood

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