"Nothing less than spellbinding...?t's an eye-opener. Anecdotal without being tawdry, analytical without being academic, it captures the essence of Faulkner's life with the narrative drive of a novel." — Houston Chronicle
"A splendid life of William Faulkner...?ot only readable but downright enthralling." — Seattle Times
William Faulkner was a literary genius, and one of America's most important and influential writers. Drawing on previously unavailable sources—including letters, memoirs, and interviews with Faulkner's daughter and lovers—Jay Parini has crafted a biography that delves into the mystery of this gifted and troubled writer. His Faulkner is an extremely talented, obsessive artist plagued by alcoholism and a bad marriage who somehow transcends his limitations. Parini weaves the tragedies and triumphs of Faulkner's life in with his novels, serving up a biography that's as engaging as it is insightful.
by Jay Parini
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