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As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text (Modern Library)

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From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner—also available are Snopes, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!, and Selected Short Stories

One of William Faulkner’s finest novels, As I Lay Dying, originally published in 1930, 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, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkner’s imaginary South, one of literature’s great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark. Along with a new Foreword by E. L. Doctorow, this edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Faulkner expert Noel Polk.

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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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sikoya, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by sikoya)
It is the story of Addie Bundren's death, and her family's search to honor her wish to bury her in the town of Jefferson, Mississippi. Faulkner's stream of consciousness style engages the reader.
Each chapter is narrated by a different character. I would highly recommend this book, as Faulkner's style grips you, and it's hard to put the book down once you get started.
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tryprz, July 18, 2007 (view all comments by tryprz)
I never ever wanted to read Faulkner again after I had read The Bear (yuk). And now, after having read As I lay dying (sigh, so beautiful), I still never want to read him again. You see, this story--so short, so cutting edge, so heavy, so funny and tragic, and so thick with things to think about--is so good. You won't believe that this tiny tale of a dysfunctional hillbilly family is as old as your granny yet has a narrative style as schizoid as your coolest punk rock buddy. How could I stand to ever read Faulkner again and possibly face a crushing disappointment?

Read it, all you avant garde wordsmiths, and bow down to a master!
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ISBN:
9780375504525
Author:
Faulkner, William
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Doctorow, E. L.
Location:
New York
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Classics
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Family
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Death
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Mississippi
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Burial
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Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library 100 Best Novels
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.52x5.02x.80 in. .69 lbs.

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