Thomas Bonner, Jr. is Professor Emeritus at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he was formerly W.K. Kellogg Professor and Chair of English. He served twice as Distinguished Visiting Professor at The United States Air Force Academy. His books include Parterre: New and Collected Prose and Poetry, Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles (edited with Judith H. Bonner), William Faulkner: The William B. Wisdom Collection, and The Kate Chopin Companion with Chopin’s Translations from French Fiction.