Introduction Philip M. Weinstein; Part I. The Texts in the World: 1. Faulkner and modernism Richard Moreland; 2. Faulkner and postmodernism Patrick O'Donnell; 3. Faulkner and the culture industry John T. Matthews; 4. Faulkner from a European perspective Andre Bleikasten; 5. Looking for a master plan: Faulkner, Paredes, and the colonial and postcolonial subject Ramon Saldivar; Part II. The World in the Texts: 6. Racial awareness and arrested development: The Sound and the Fury and The Great Migration (1915-1928) Cheryl Lester; 7. Race in Light in August: word symbols and obverse reflections Judith Bryant Wittenberg; 8. Absalom, Absalom!: (Un)making the father Carolyn Porter; Conclusion: the stakes of reading Faulkner: discerning reading Warwick Wadlington; Index.