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As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying
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“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s... show more
“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying 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. Narrated in turn  by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732259 (067973225x)
ASIN: 067973225X
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 267
Edition language: English
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MikeDI
MikeDI rated it
2.0 As I Lay Dying
Okay, as I explained in an earlier post I've decided to delve into some 'Classics.' At a Writer's Conference in San Diego about two years ago, I had heard a pair of young female agents discussing how they would never have agreed to represent the likes of Hemingway or Fitzgerald. They found their wor...
MikeDI
MikeDI rated it
2.0 As I Lay Dying
Okay my new thing is not to act out of the moment so I'm going to wait a few days then write a review.
Edward
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Booklife of Bia
Booklife of Bia rated it
2.0 As I Lay Dying
Is it an impossible thing to say that you didn't like a classic? I still appreciate this novel and I am somehow glad I read it, but I was not able to get into the story at all, which is a pity, because it actually is a good plot and storyline despite Faulkner's style of writing, which I seem not to ...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
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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