“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. Narrated in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic.
This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk.
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Although it was a school assignment to read this book, I really enjoyed it. It's kinda hard to keep up with all the narrators switching, but the story over all is wonderful!
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Tour de force
Took 100 pages or so to get used to the stream of conscious and so many narrators. Then the book picks up considerably and puts you in a time and place with people you fear for, hate, empathize with and eventually feel like you know. An amazing novel that sticks in my head like glue.