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Light in August: The Corrected Text (Vintage International)

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ISBN13: 9780679732266
ISBN10: 0679732268
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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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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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Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man.

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Karl Marg, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Karl Marg)
Faulkner's third best book (behind Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom) which says much about those other books.
Transcends it's time with complex characters not easily defined.
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jessie1980523, January 26, 2007 (view all comments by jessie1980523)
The title seems quite puzzling until we finish the novel. With two plots paralleling with each other in the story, Joe represents the tragic side of life while Lena, the optimistic one. Joe is not so much doomed by the society as by himself. Lena is the best example to show that men can master their own fates and turn better only if they always cherish beliefs in life and people. Compared with the previous title "dark room", this one "light in august" shows Faulkner's intention of soothing the despaired and helpless men in the modern world by letting them have a glimpse of light brought by Lena Grove in the story. At the end of the novel. men really see the light which gives them hope to live on in the chaotic world. so, Light in August is a suitable title for it reveals Faulkner's lifelong concern about mankind's destinies. In using this title, Faulkner tells modern men that modern world in not totally dark and hopeless.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679732266
performance Narrated:
Mark Hammer.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Faulkner, William
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Literary
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Fiction
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Classics
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Novels and novellas
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American fiction (fictional works by one author)
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Southern states
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Mississippi
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Pregnant women
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Racially mixed people
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Allegories
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Rural poor
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Mississippi Fiction.
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Stream of consciousness fiction.
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Drifters
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American fiction (fictional works by one auth
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Drifters - Fiction
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.90 in. .85 lbs.
Media Run Time:
181500

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Product details 528 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679732266 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man.
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