William Faulkner, The Marionettes

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William Faulkner wrote

The Marionettes

in 1920, but it remained unpublished for more than fifty years. When Faulkner enrolled as a special student at the University of Mississippi in September 1919, he began almost immediately to contribute poems, essays, and reviews to

The Mississippian

, the student newspaper, and his first published short story, “Landing in Luck”, appeared there (Blotner, 64, 78, & 90-91). He also published several drawings in the university yearbook, and in the fall of 1920, he joined a new university drama group, The Marionettes (77 & 89).

Composition and Publication

Composition and Publication

Though Faulkner left the university in November, he remained involved with The Marionettes, and in late 1920 he wrote for the group a one-act play that he showed to Ben

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Citation: Dasher, Thomas. "The Marionettes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 July 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39316, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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