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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, André 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.

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Long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner's greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels.

About the Author

William Faulkner (1897-1962) is the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying, among other works.Michael Gorra is the Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English at Smith College, where he has taught since 1985. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation and, for his work as a reviewer, of the Balakian Award from the National Book Critics Circle. His books include The Bells in Their Silence: Travels through Germany; After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie; The English Novel at Mid-Century; and, as editor, The Portable Conrad. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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A classic to rediscover.
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I had to read this book for class but I really enjoyed it. Its involving different voices and different point of views but it makes you look into things with a different perspective such as family values with some added comic relief. It has struggles and situations where a family has to work together to solve problems. It made me evaluate my family and makes me appreciate them even more everyday and Im thankful that were close as we are and don't have the various issues as the one in this book.
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ISBN:
9780393931389
Author:
Faulkner, William
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Gorra, Michael
Author:
Gorra, Michael
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Book Notes
Subject:
American - Southern
Subject:
Domestic fiction
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Death
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American
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Reference-Study Notes
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Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Publication Date:
20091231
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TRADE PAPER
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English
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400
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8.38x5.28x.84 in. .83 lbs.

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They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes(TM) has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'(TM) motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because:

- They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts.

- They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them.

- The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time.

And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else

"Synopsis" by , Long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner's greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels.
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