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William Faulkner is considered to be one of the greatest—and most difficult—American writers of the 20th century. Yet, as author Philip Weinstein demonstrates, the complexity of Faulkner’s writing is inextricably bound up with his genius and—on another level—is a poignant reflection of the messiness of his life. Written for a general audience, Simply Faulkner offers access to this complicated man’s singular body of work and shows how, more than half a century after his death, Faulkner’s novels still have much to tell us about our tumultuous society.
Philip Weinstein taught at Harvard University and later at Swarthmore College where, since 1990, he has been Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English. Past president of the William Faulkner Society (2000-2003), he has written three books on Faulkner: The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner (1995), What Else But Love? (1996), and Becoming Faulkner (2010), which won the 2010 Hugh Holman Award as the best book on Southern culture. In addition to his work on Faulkner, Weinstein has published widely on modern European fiction.