Rowan Oak - Side

Rowan Oak was William Faulkner's private world, in reality and imagination.His imagination was stimulated by local stories of Indians, runaway slaves, old colonels, spinsters who gave china painting lessons, and his own memories of coming of age in a South torn between traditional ways and modern development. Faulkner's years spent at Rowan Oak were productive as he set stories and novels to paper, culminating in his being awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 for his literary genius. Faulkner remains one of the most studied authors in the world, with conferences, societies, and journals throughout the world dedicated to his work. (from A Visitor's Guide to Rowan Oak, The University of Mississippi and the Oxford Tourism Council)

Previous Photo | Rowan Oak | Next Photo

Contents  |  Home
© 1995-2004