Faulkner Inspiration Discovered In Unknown Plantation Diary

04/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A 19th century plantation diary was a source of inspiration to William Faulkner as he plotted the creation of his imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, the setting for books including Go Down, Moses, The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! according to an American professor of English.

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