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As I Lay Dying

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Faulkner, William (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
As I Lay Dying
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The members of a Southern family contribute their individual tribulations to this encompassing impression of rural poverty.
Authors: Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
Title: As I lay dying
the corrected text
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [2000]
Edition: 2000 Modern Library ed
Characteristics: vii, 261 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William Faulkner
Summary: The members of a Southern family contribute their individual tribulations to this encompassing impression of rural poverty.
ISBN: 9780375504525
0375504524
Branch Call Number: FICTION FAULKNER
Physical Form Available: Also issued online
Subject Headings: Mississippi Fiction Death Fiction Burial Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Death
Burial
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. As I lay dying. 2000 Modern Library ed. New York : Modern Library, [2000] (OCoLC)606977153
Online version: Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. As I lay dying. 2000 Modern Library ed. New York : Modern Library, [2000] (OCoLC)606977147
LCCN: 00056254
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A difficult read but a worthy anodyne to the pablum that passes as good reading. Indeed, it could have been written in an easier-to-read expository form, but it is worth the effort. Even after reading notes on the book, one still has lingering questions, but that's how life itself has too. If nothing else, Faulkner may have been trying to tell us not to expect everything to make sense.

Oct 01, 2011
  • vcc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Faulkner's book of the Bundren family en route to bury Addie Bundren, their mother and wife, in her family cemetery at quite a distance from their home. At times humourous, this book is wonderful for character study; each chapter is a stream-of-consciousness of each character's thoughts, giving a total of fifteen different narrators. (July 2003)

Jan 08, 2011
  • wherethewildthymeblows rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I had to read this book in my AP English class. I got a lot out of it and the class discussions, but I'm sure if I had read it on my own I would've quit part way through. Definitely some interesting characters and a lot of insight into the deep south culture. I don't think it was a waste of time, but I won't read it again and don't recommend it UNLESS you like this type of stream of consciousness book, then I'm sure you'll love it.

Dec 11, 2010
  • GrumpyDave rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

No. 35 - Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century

Aug 05, 2010
  • alexy93 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must read before you lay dying:) very complex themes: loneliness & isolation, meaning of life, religion, poverty, etc.

May 28, 2010
  • The_Bill rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I found this story to be full of engaging and powerful moments, but I didn't get much out of its ending. Perhaps that is my fault and not Faulkner's...

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The Bundren family take the body of Addie, the family matriarch to the place she wished to be buried. Along the way each member tells their private thoughts about Addie.

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