As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text

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Vintage Books, 1990 - Fiction - 267 pages
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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.

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Goodness knows not all great works are easy to read. - LibraryThing
The prose is, at moments, stunning. - LibraryThing
However that said, the writing style was amazing. - LibraryThing
The plot is straightforward, but the emotions are not. - LibraryThing
William Faulkner's writing is without parallel. - LibraryThing

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The story follows a rural Southern family that deals with the practical and emotional concerns of waiting for the mother to die, then the burial. It tells the story through many eyes, with each ... Read full review

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User Review  - BayardUS - LibraryThing

I haven't read much Faulkner, but I've read enough to know he's not my cup of tea. Written in the vernacular of the south, in an intense stream of consciousness style, usually with a degree of willful ... 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.

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