As I Lay Dying



As I Lay Dying This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1985 corrected text and is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations Backgrounds and Contexts is divided into three sections, each of which includes a concise introduction by Michael Gorra that carefully frames the issues presented, with particular attention to As I Lay Dying s place in Faulkner s literary life Contemporary Reception reprints American, English, and French reviews by Clifton Fadiman, Henry Nash Smith, Edwin Muir, and Maurice Coindreau, among others, along with Valery Larbaud s never before translated preface to the first French edition of the novel The Writer and His Work examines Faulkner s claim to have written the novel in six weeks without changing a word It includes his comments on the book s composition along with his later thoughts on and changing opinions of it, sample pages from the manuscript, his Nobel Prize address, and the little known short story in which he first used the title Cultural Context reprints an essay by Carson McCullers and an excerpt from James Agee s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men along with other materials that address questions of Southern Agrarianism and the Southern grotesque Criticism begins with the editor s introduction to As I Lay Dying s critical history and scholarly reception Eleven major essays are provided by Olga W Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Calvin Bedient, Andr Bleikasten, Eric Sundquist, Stephen M Ross, Doreen Fowler, Patrick O Donnell, Richard Gray, John Limon, and Donald M Kartiganer.A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are also included. Read As I Lay Dying – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • As I Lay Dying
  • William Faulkner
  • English
  • 08 December 2017
  • 0393931382

10 thoughts on “As I Lay Dying

  1. AmyAmy says:

    I know you re supposed to love this book because it s Faulker, but I HATED IT I know you re cool and intelligent if you read Faulkner, but I can t stand him Sorry, I don t know what he s talking about and at the risk of sounding immodest, I am bright I DON T think it s cool and hip to write in a confusing manner, and I don t try to impress others by liking ambiguity I had my fill in college with snobs who pretended to like this stuff Sorry I sound harsh here I m really a nice per I know you re supposed to love this book because it s Faulker, but I HATED IT I know you re cool and intelligent if you rea...

  2. Emily May says:

    I ve been working up to a William Faulkner book for years His books always appear on lists of best books of all time and books you should read before you die But when I ve felt in the mood for a classic or something literary , I ve always passed him up for other authors, even those with 1000 page monsters I think, deep down, I always sensed Faulkner just wasn t for me.The first problem is my lack of enthusiasm for stream of consciousness narratives If I m being honest, I rarely like it I ve been working up to a William Faulkner book for years His books always appear on li...

  3. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

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  4. Nicholas Armstrong says:

    And since sleep is is not and rain and wind are was, it is not Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren must be And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is There are people who actu...

  5. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Where to start with a masterpiece that is both short like the distance between two thoughts and deep as the thoughts themselves This is one of Faulkner d true masterpieces a grotesque road trip with a rotting corpse told in the voices of the extremely dysfunctional and occasionally insane family members It is Ulysses in the Southern United States, or The Grapes of Wrath Faulkner having been inspired by the former and certainly influenced the latter The writing is some of the most powerful Where to start with a masterpiece that is both short like the distance between two thoughts and deep as the thoughts themselves This is one of Faulkner d true masterpieces a grotesque road trip with a rotting corpse told in the voices of the extremely dysfunctional and occasionally insane family members It is...

  6. Paul Bryant says:

    Once you get past the ungainly oddness and wild strangeness which assails you from every direction, then you can see the weirdness which lies beyond The story, and there is a very strong clear linear narrative here, is wonderfully stupid A back country family in Mississippi in the 20s has their dear mama Addie Bundren up and die on them and the lazy ass sumbitch daddy thinks he then has to carry out her settled dying wish which, very unreasonably, was to get buried with her own kin 40 miles aw Once you get past the ungainly oddness and wild strangeness which assails you from every direction, then you can see the weirdness which lies beyond The story, and there is a very strong clear linear narrative here, is wonderfully stupid A back country family in Mississippi in the 20s has their dear mama Addie Bundren up and die on them and the lazy ass sumbitch daddy thinks he then has to carry out her settled dying wish which, very unreasonably, was to get buried with her own kin 40...

  7. Bram says:

    Without straying from his inimitable voice, Faulkner delivers aprofessional, calculated effort here than with his novel of the year prior, The Sound and the Fury There arenovel y aspects to As I Lay Dying, and Faulkner emerges as the master of the slow or late reveal, which might be described as reverse foreshadowing As an example, Faulkner will provide a character scene that s fraught with emotion and history and meaning, but he won t explain the context There s dramatic electri Without straying from his inimitable voice, Faulkner delivers aprofessional, calculated effort here than with his novel of the year prior, The Sound and the Fury There arenovel y aspects to As I Lay Dying, and Faulkner emerges as the master of the slow or late reveal, which might be described as reverse foreshadowing As an example, Faulkner will provide a character scene that s fraught with emotion and history and meaning, but he won t explain the context There s dramatic electricity, and we fully expect to understand the situation even while failing to receive any adumbrations And that s because Faulkner isn t actually hinting at events to come he s showing us something we can t understand without promises of future textual elucidation We just have to trust that he ll come through, which of course he always does via hints that come after the event It s sort of uncomfortable, and it made me reread certain passages obsessively, assuming that something must have slipped by But this way we get to...

  8. Ademption says:

    THIS BOOK IS ABOUT HICKS THEY GO TO TOWN

  9. Megan Baxter says:

    I am feeling totally inadequate to the task of reviewing this book It s only the second Faulkner I ve read, and while I enjoyed Absalom, Absalom, it didn t quite utterly astound me the way this one did I was expecting the run on sentences and outright rejection of periods that I found in the first book Instead, I found short little chapters, and voices that spoke in terse sentences that only hinted at what lay beneath.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes I am feeling totally inadequate to the task of reviewing this book It s only the second Faulkner I ve read, and while I enjoyed Absalom, Absalom, it didn t quite utterly astound me the way this one did I was expecting the run on sentences and outright rejection of periods that I found in the first book Instead, I found short little chapters, and voices that spoke in terse sentences that only hinted at what lay beneath.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Good...

  10. Fabian says:

    This thrilling, chilling tale is told through a schizm The conglomeration of different consciousnesses is a bubbling soup mixed in with dark symbols Southern Gothic elements, and it is indeed a delightful experience, an overly delicious dish The macabre is Alive this prose palpitates This is waayyyaccessible than, say, The Sound and the Fury and for those who have strayed away from this darling writer, this particular masterpiece will immediately put him or her in Faulkner s di This thrilling, chilling tale is told through a schizm The conglomeration of different consciousnesses is a bubbling soup mixed in with dark symbols Southern Gothic elements, and it is indeed a delightful experience, an overly delicious dish The macabre is Alive this prose palpitates This is waayyyaccessible than, say, The Sound and the Fury and for those who have strayed away from this dar...

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