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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Great technique in writing. - Goodreads
Seriously morbid, at times hard to read, but great. - Goodreads
A good read and a good introduction to Faulkner. - Goodreads
I hate the plot of the book and found it quite boring. - Goodreads
Tough to follow, but I love Faulkner's insights. - Goodreads
The ending really cracked me up. - Goodreads

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User Review  - BC Batcheshire - Goodreads

This book was one of the most difficult reads of my life, and I am glad to be "shot of it." There is one sympathetic character in the whole of it, which makes for a disappointing but predictable end ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Ridgway - Goodreads

Creepy weird, yet strangely hilarious tale of what will be remembered in the Bundren's hometown as "The Great Stink of '30". Read full review

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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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