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As I Lay Dying (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) - E.L. Doctorow, William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
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One of William Faulkner’s finest novels, As I Lay Dying, originally published in 1930, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren’s family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native... show more
One of William Faulkner’s finest novels, As I Lay Dying, originally published in 1930, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren’s family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkner’s imaginary South, one of literature’s great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark. Along with a new Foreword by E. L. Doctorow, this edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Faulkner expert Noel Polk.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375504525 (0375504524)
ASIN: B00GMCSZ3Y
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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4.5 Mistakes were made
As I've gotten older I find I am more receptive to the comedy in canonical authors such as Faulkner and Joyce. Early on the impression I worked from was one of reverence that event their wordplay was poetic and meaningful and should evoke awe, which is part of it, but I've come to understand that a ...
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5.0 AS I LAY DYING Review
Synopsis: As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family members—including Addie herself—the novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Wri...
Jenny's Book Bag
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3.0 As I Lay Dying
I liked this one, but didn't love it. I'm still glad I read it. If you're on the fence, I'd say, read it.
Jenny's Book Bag
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3.0 As I Lay Dying
I liked this one, but didn't love it. I'm still glad I read it. If you're on the fence, I'd say, read it.
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