A William Faulkner Encyclopedia issued by Greenwood Press
A William Faulkner Encyclopedia, co-edited by CFS director Robert W. Hamblin and University of Nebraska-Kearney English professor Charles A. Peek, has recently been published by Greenwood Press.
The encyclopedia, authored by more than 50 scholars from eight different countries, includes entries on Faulkner's works, characters, and themes, as well as the literary and cultural contexts in which the works were conceived, written, and published. There are also entries on relatives, friends, and other persons important to Faulkner's biography; on historical events, personages, and places; on cultural developments; and on relevant literary and philosophical terms and movements.
As the editors state in the Preface to the book, "Our intended goal is to apprise an already literate reader of what constitutes the body of Faulkner's work and to demonstrate why the critical estimation of that work is so secure and still growing." "Ideally," they continue, "the volume will encourage in all its users further exploration of the varied issues and circumstances that situate Faulkner's work for readers at the beginning of the 21st century."
The Faulkner encyclopedia sells for $99.50 and may be ordered from Greenwood Press, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007. Or order it direct online!