Philip Weinstein is the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English at Swarthmore College. Past president of the William Faulkner Society (2000–2003), he has published widely on Faulkner, including the following books: Faulkner's Subject: A Cosmos No One Owns
(Cambridge, 1992) and The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner
(Cambridge, 1995). His parallel interest in Toni Morrison's work, along with his own southern background, has led him to write a comparative study of both writers entitled What Else But Love? The Ordeal of Race in Faulkner and Morrison
(Columbia, 1996). His most recent book, to be published this fall by Cornell Press, is a broader study of the Western novel, entitled Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction
. There he discusses the fiction of both Faulkner and Morrison, in conjunction with that of other major modern novelists.
He is also the twin brother of fellow Faulkner expert, Arnold WeinsteinRead Philip Weinstein's article comparing Toni Morrison and Faulkner.