In 1989, the Caribbean writer Edouard Glissant visited Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi. His visit spurred him to write a revelatory book about the work of one of our greatest but still least-understood American writers. "A fascinating way to read Faulkner. . . .[Glissant's] case is nothing less than that, no matter how Faulkner's personal Furies twisted his public speech, Faulkner was a great, world-beating multiculturalist."-Jonathan Levi, "Los Angeles Times Book Review" "A sharp, challenging, and wholly unique tour of Yoknapatawpha County." -"Kirkus Reviews" "Passionate. . . . Glissant's prose sometimes vies with Faulkner's for intricacy and evocative nuance." -Scott McLemee, "Newsday" "Glissant tries to engage Faulkner on many fronts simultaneously, positioning himself as a critic, a fellow artist and as a descendant of slaves. . . He makes a convincing case that Faulkner is not just another 'dead white male author.'"-Scott Yarbrough, "Raleigh News & Observer" "[An] ambitious and, at times, rambunctious expedition into Yoknapatawpha County." -Christine Schwartz Hartley, "New York Times Book Review"