"The biographical material here and the social history involving racial issues, sex, and class are especially significant- -but there's not much on the southern history of the title."
In a perceptive and sympathetic account based on extensive research in archives and public records, Williamson (Humanities/Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; The Crucible of Race, 1984, etc.) offers some revelations about Faulkner's ancestry and background, along with a comprehensive commentary on the novelist's life and works.
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