Jim West

James L. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He is the current president of the Society for Textual Scholarship. He is a biographer, literary historian, and scholarly editor. His most recent two books are "William Styron: A Life" (1998) and "The Perfect Hour: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King" (2005), both published by Random House. West has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the...See more