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"I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall". --William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. As they carry Addie in a homemade coffin, pulled along by a team of mules, the Bundrens are haunted by greed and fear--their journey both mocks and confirms our humanity. Their story is told in turn by each of the family members--including Addie herself--as well as those they encounter on their way. This fractured viewpoint epitomizes Faulkner's visceral modernist style, as the varied voices reveal secrets, expose desires, and bring back the dead. A benchmark achievement and one of the most influential novels in American fiction, As I Lay Dying not only endures but prevails.
This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Publish Date:||Sep 10, 2013|
|Number of Pages:||288|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.0 x 7.75 x 0.75|
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