As I lay dying: the corrected text

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Modern Library, 2000 - Fiction - 261 pages
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One of William Faulkner's finest novels, As I Lay Dying was originally published in 1930, and remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, it vividly brings to life Faulkner's imaginary South, one of the great invented landscapes in all of literature, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark. This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.

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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
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User Review  - Kelly Scanlon - Goodreads

I will not read this again, because it is difficult to fully understand and totally unrealistic that the Bundren family would speak the way they do, but I give it 5 stars because of the deep tragedies ... Read full review

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"As I Lay Dying" has it all! The characters are complex, the story is full of obscenities and there's a rotting body making a long trip across state all the while falling into rivers, catching fire ... Read full review

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William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, on September 25, 1897. He published his first book, The Marble Faun (a collection of poems), in 1924, and his first novel, Soldier's Pay, in 1926. In 1949, having written such works as Absalom, Absalom!, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He also received the Pulitzer Prize for two other novels, A Fable (1954) and The Reivers (1962). From 1957 to 1958 he was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. He died on July 6, 1962, in Byhalia, Mississippi.

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