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Malcolm Franklin in 1962
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Malcolm Franklin at William Faulkner's funeral in 1962

Malcolm Franklin

Malcolm Franklin, son of Cornell and Lida Estelle Franklin, is best known as the step-son of William Faulkner following his mother's divorce and remarriage. Born Malcolm Argyle Franklin in China on December 3, 1923, he went to live with Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi, his mother's hometown, when she remarried in 1929. During World War II he joined the Army and served as a combat medic in Europe. He died on January 30, 1977. That same year saw the publication of his one book, Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak.


  • Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak. Irving, Texas: The Society for the Study of Traditional Culture, 1977.


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