Critical Companion to William Faulkner - a major revision and expansion of ""William Faulkner A to Z"" - features more than 80,000 additional words. Character entries and Critical Commentary sections on Faulkner's major works have been significantly expanded, and entirely new sections providing excerpts from contemporary reviews have been added. Other new features include further reading lists for Faulkner's major novels and short stories as well as a detailed chronology of one of Faulkner's greatest and most complicated works, ""As I Lay Dying"". This title covers such topics as: descriptions of characters in Faulkner's fiction, such as Benjy and Quentin from ""The Sound and the Fury""; details about Faulkner's family, friends, colleagues, and critics; real and fictional places important to Faulkner's life and literary development, from Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi to Hollywood; interviews and speeches given by Faulkner; and, ideas and events that influenced his life and works, including slavery, the Civil War, World War I, and civil rights.
and James Joyce's Catholic Moments. He is also the coauthor of On Moral Grounds: The Art/Science of Ethics and the editor of James Joyce: A Documentary Volume. Michael Golay is a journalist and the author of The Tide of Empire: America's March to the Pacific; A Ruined Land: The End of the Civil War, and several books in the America at War set for Chelsea House. He teaches history at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Robert W. Hamblin is professor of English and director of the Center for Faulkner studies at Southeast Missouri State University. He is the coeditor of A William Faulkner Encyclopedia, A Companion to Faulkner Studies, Teaching Faulkner: Approaches and Methods, and Faulkner in the Twenty-First Century, as well as many other works.