This comprehensive Companion to William Faulkner reflects the current dynamic state of Faulkner studies. * Explores the contexts, criticism, genres and interpretations of Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner, arguably the greatest American novelist. * Comprises original essays written by leading scholars. * Guides readers through the plethora of critical approaches to Faulkner over the past few decades. * Exemplifies current Faulkner scholarship, as well as critically reflecting on previous interpretations.