More than 50 years after William Faulkner’s last book, educators are creating an online database of his books and short stories, featuring maps, characters and other information that can be accessed online by scholars and the public.
They’re calling it Digital Yoknapatawpha, a play on Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, a fictional county based on and inspired by Lafayette County.
[Stephen] Railton [Professor, U. of Virginia] said six Faulkner novels and more than 20 of his short stories have been added to the site.
“Ultimately, there are 14 novels and 54 short stories, so we are getting close to halfway,” he said.
Users can currently search the site for 1,956 Faulkner characters and 2,886 events in the novel.
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