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Playing dominoes or cards in front of drug store in center of town, in Mississippi Delta, Mississippi
A scene you might find in a Faulkner novel--men playing dominoes in front of the town drug store, 1939

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Novelist William Faulkner Was Born
September 25, 1897

Faulkner earned two Pulitzer Prizes and the 1949 Nobel Prize for literature. For a brief period in 1925, he lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. There, fellow writer Sherwood Anderson encouraged Faulkner to write about the people and places he knew, and that is why Faulkner created his fictional country, Yoknapatawpha, which is the setting for most of his works.
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