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Light in August (The Corrected Text) - William Faulkner
Light in August (The Corrected Text)
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“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Light in... show more
“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732266 (0679732268)
ASIN: 679732268
Publisher: Vintage International/Random House
Pages no: 507
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.0 End of the Frontier
Light in August is the final book in my Faulkner set and one, in some ways, grander in scope than the previous volumes. Unlike As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury this story is not beholden to one family. We follow a daisy chain from character to character in narrative that incorporates al...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Light in August
4 stars for Will Patton's wonderful narration and for the story itself, but 3 stars for Faulkner's writing style.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 Light in August
4 stars for Will Patton's wonderful narration and for the story itself, but 3 stars for Faulkner's writing style.
EndaF
EndaF rated it
5.0 Light in August (The Corrected Text)
I'm sure I have a deep set predilection when it comes to Faulkner's greatness but regardless I loved this novel and found it much more accessible than The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying.
The Blogging of a Book Addict
The Blogging of a Book Addict rated it
4.0 Light in August (The Corrected Text)
Prior to our beginning this book, my American Literature professor gave us all a nearly half hour lecture on how terribly difficult this book was going to be to read. That was not the most inspiring thing to hear, but I still launched into Light in August hoping that I would both understand and enjo...
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