Toward the end of 1947, about four months before he started writing Intruder in the Dust, William Faulkner was deeply involved in writing the horse race section of A Fable, among whose principal characters are an elderly black man and two assistant [...]
William Faulkner and Southern History. By Joel Williamson. Oxford. $35. 00.
Hats off to anyone who, in the wake of biographies by Joseph L. Blotner (1974 [two volumes], 1984 [one volume]), David Minter (1980), Stephen B.Gates (1987), and Frederick [...]
Walker Percy: Books of Revelations. By Gary M. Ciuba. Georgia. $45.
As expected, scholarly research centering on the fiction and non-fiction of Walker Percy will notably increase during the next few years, and the reason for this is relatively cle [...]
French Faulknerian scholars have often claimed, and with convincing evidence, that they recognized Faulkner's creative genius long before their colleagues across the Atlantic began to appreciate what was happening in north-central Mississippi. Aft [...]
William Faulkner: Toward Yoknapatawpha and Beyond. By Cleanth Brooks. Yale. $17.50,
Time and nature are altering the Southern landscape. In the past decade especially, Northern Mississippi has been overgrown with kudzu, originally planted to preven [...]