Light in August

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 528 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Mary_Overton - LibraryThing

Lena Grove, fallen woman and saintly pilgrim, opens and closes the story with her banal, calm and peaceful observation: “My. My. A body does get around.” She’s been on the road four weeks when she ... Read full review

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User Review  - JennysBookBag.com - LibraryThing

4 stars for Will Patton's wonderful narration and for the story itself, but 3 stars for Faulkner's writing style. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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, a,ong many other remarkable books.Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 and France’s Legion of Honor in 1951. He died in 1962.


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