Newly released by the original publisher with new commentary!
This fascinating parody of Miguel Covarrubias’ The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans features drawings of prominent characters from caricaturist and famed silver designer William Spratling. It also includes a forward in the style of Sherwood Anderson by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner who originally arranged and captioned the drawings for release. Judith H. Bonner provides and introduction to the subjects and their significance. She and husband Dr. Thomas Bonner, Jr. researched and provided short biographies of each individual that bring to life this collaboration in an updated replica of the first edition of the classic by the original publisher.
Spratling and Faulkner captured many of the creative luminaries of the day living in the Quarter including Nathaniel Curtis, Oliver LaFarge, Samuel Louis Gilmore, Ellsworth Woodward, Natalie Vivian Scott, Frans Bloom, Richard Kirk, Moise Goldstein, John McClure, Elizabeth Thomas Weirlein, Keith Temple, Lyle Saxon, Grace King, Genevieve Pitot, and many more.
About the Authors
Dr. Thomas Bonner, Jr. is a Professor Emeritus at Xavier University who specializes in the study of American Literature, particularly that of William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, and Edger Allen Poe, as well as World Literature. Dr. Bonner currently resides in River Ridge, LA.
Judith H. Bonner is Senior Curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection, where she has worked since 1987. Bonner is the author of numerous scholarly articles and catalogs on Southern art and art criticism. Bonner currently lives with her husband in River Ridge, LA.
SHERWOOD ANDERSON AND OTHER FAMOUS CREOLES
Arranged by William Faulkner
Edited by Thomas Bonner, Jr. and Judith H. Bonner
Illustrated by William Spratling
96 pp. 6 x 8 18 illus. 23 b/w illus. Biblio.
HUMOR / Form / Pictorial
ART / History / Modern
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary