As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text

Front Cover
Vintage Books, 1990 - Fiction - 267 pages
59 Reviews
The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading of three of William Faulkner's greatest novels: The Sound and the Fury , As I Lay Dying , and Absalom, Absalom! We hope that they will provide you with new ways of thinking and talking about three works that stand as major landmarks in the history of modern American literature, works that exemplify Faulkner's bold stylistic and formal innovations, his creation of unforgettably powerful voices and characters, and his brilliant insight into the psychological, economic, and social realities of life in the South in the transition from the Civil War to the modern era. In their intellectual and aesthetic richness, these novels raise nearly endless possibilities for discussion. The questions below will necessarily be limited and are meant to open several, but certainly not all, areas of inquiry for your reading group.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
24
4 stars
22
3 stars
5
2 stars
5
1 star
3

Goodness knows not all great works are easy to read. - LibraryThing
However that said, the writing style was amazing. - LibraryThing
William Faulkner's writing is without parallel. - LibraryThing

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - pgturner - LibraryThing

I must admit, I was totally surprised by what a good read my first Faulkner was! This novel left me drained but wanting more. Very impressed how each character displays grief, some understanding and ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - est-lm - LibraryThing

This is my first Faulkner and I have to say - boy, what a book! I don't think I'll go as far to say that it's one of my favorite novels, or that he's my new favorite author, but it's definitely a book ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, among many other remarkablebooks. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France's Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.

Bibliographic information