Thomas Bonner Jr.



Thomas Bonner Jr. has written Parterre: New and Collected Poetry and Prose, The Kate Chopin Companion, William Faulkner: The William B. Wisdom Collection, and The Epistolary Poe. He and Judith Bonner edited and contributed toWilliam Spratling's and William Faulkner's Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles. Former editor of Xavier Review and Xavier Review Press, he is Professor Emeritus of English at Xavier University of Louisiana. A New Orleans native, he lives in River Ridge, Louisiana.





9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 4
Book Talk
Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles

Get lost in the 1920s of New Orleans with caricatures of famous creative individuals who lived in the French Quarter. This curious parody of Miguel Covarrubias’ The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans features drawings of prominent characters from 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 captioned and arranged the drawings for release. In this updated edition of the classic by the original publisher, William Faulkner and William Spratling’s collaboration comes to life with additional commentary by Thomas Bonner Jr. and Judith H. Bonner.




Parterre: New and Collected Poetry and Prose

"Parterre celebrates the career of a remarkable scholar and teacher. Tom Bonner's short stories and poems are intimate and affectionate portraits of Southern people and places. His insightful articles...supplement his pioneering work on the fiction of Kate Chopin." - Bernard Koloski, author of Kate Chopin: A Study of the Short Fiction


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