As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9390492386
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Release: 2020-12-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9798666598696
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Release: 2020-07-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power - as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William William Faulkner
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9798582847823
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Release: 2020-12-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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As I Lay Dying is not only about mortality insofar as it concerns Addie Bundren's death. More deeply, the novel explores the theme of mortality by showing each of Addie's family members, loved ones, and other acquaintances offer unique responses to her death, attempting to make sense of the nature of existence.In the novel's first chapters, Addie is alive, though in ill health. Addie and others expect her to die soon, and she sits at a window watching as her firstborn child, Cash, builds her coffin. Anse, Addie's husband, waits on the porch, while their daughter, Dewey Dell, fans her mother in the July heat. The night after Addie dies a heavy rainstorm sets in; rivers rise and wash out bridges that the family will need to cross to get to Jefferson.The family's trek by wagon begins, with Addie's non-embalmed body in the coffin. Along the way, Anse and the five children encounter various difficulties. Stubborn Anse frequently rejects any offers of assistance, including meals or lodging, so at times the family goes hungry and sleeps in barns. At other times he refuses to accept loans from people, claiming he wishes to "be beholden to no man," thus manipulating the would-be-lender into giving him charity as a gift not to be repaid.....

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0393931382
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Release: 2010-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"First published in 1930, As I Lay Dying has long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner's greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1985 Corrected Text and is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations." "In addition to the text's essays and criticism, a chronology and a selected bibliography are also included." --Book Jacket.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307792167
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: Richard Neuhaus
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0465049311
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Release: 2003-04-01
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A profoundly serious rumination on the meaning of life and especially on the meaning of death. Father Neuhaus's book prompts us to think seriously about our own inevitable death, as well as the way we are leading our current lives." --Wall Street Journal.

Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307793560
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Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

William Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published The Sound and the Fury. They explore many of the themes found in the novels and feature characters of small-town Mississippi life that are uniquely Faulkner’s. In “A Rose for Emily,” the first of his stories to appear in a national magazine, a straightforward, neighborly narrator relates a tale of love, betrayal, and murder. The vicious family of the Snopes trilogy turns up in “Barn Burning,” about a son’s response to the activities of his arsonist father. And Jason and Caddy Compson, two other inhabitants of Faulkner’s mythical Yoknapatawpha County, are witnesses to the terrorizing of a pregnant black laundress in “That Evening Sun.” These and the other stories gathered here attest to the fact that Faulkner is, as Ralph Ellison so aptly noted, “the greatest artist the South has produced.”

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 267
ISBN: 080417041X
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Release: 2013-09-10
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother, through the eyes of each of the family members.

William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781438140094
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Release: 2013
Editor: Infobase Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a collection of critical essays on Faulkner's As I lay dying.

William Faulkner

William Faulkner
Author: Nicolas Tredell
Pages: 208
ISBN: 023112189X
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Release: 2000
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At last available in a single volume: comprehensive overviews and concise analyses of the key critical texts and approaches to the most-studied works of literature. By assembling extracts from essays, reviews, and articles, the columbia critical guides provide students with ready access to the most important secondary writings on one or more texts by a given writer. each volume: -- Offers a balanced and nuanced approach to criticism, drawing on a wide array of British and American sources -- Explains criticism in terms of key approaches, allowing students to grasp the central issues for each work -- Is edited by a noted scholar who specializes in the writer or work in question -- Includes notes and a comprehensive bibliography and index. Now recognized as two of Faulkner's greatest novels, the sound and the fury (1929) and as i lay dying (1930) were commercial failures in the decade following their publication. By the end of the Second World War, however, the reputation of both novels had grown, and Faulkner's great fictional creation, Yoknapatawpha County, had become as much a part of America as any real area of the Mississippi landscape. This guide explores the wealth of critical material generated by these two exceptional works of modern fiction. From the initially mixed critical responses to the novels in the early 1930s, the guide follows the enormous growth of interest in Faulkner's work across six decades. New writings shaped by a range of critical theories are discussed, offering the reader a clear view of the place now given to one of America's most innovative and influential novelists.

The Secret History of Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

The Secret History of Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: Stephanie Kenrose,Stephanie, MFA Kenrose
Pages: 43
ISBN: 9780557088027
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Release: 2009-08-13
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Faulkner's use of Christian Mythology and Southern folklore in As I Lay Dying is well documented. However, Addie Bundren's journey to her burial plot parallels the travels of the dead in the Aztec myths of the gloomy underworld of Mictlan too closely to be explained by coincidence. This book explains some of the major similarities between the myths and AILD, and will suggest places where Faulkner may have obtained his source material.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: Warwick Wadlington
Pages: 123
ISBN: UOM:39015029234096
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Release: 1992
Editor: Twayne Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible introduction to some of the most important ideas developed in Plato's Symposium.

Selected Poems

Selected Poems
Author: Frank O'Hara
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9780375711480
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Release: 2009
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A compendium of selected works by the influential New York poet features poetry from "A City in Winter" and his six other collections of poems, accompanied by an overview of his work and influence on modern American literature.

Last Orders

Last Orders
Author: Graham Swift
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307829849
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Release: 2012-09-19
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into their collective and individual pasts. Braiding these men's voices, and that of Jack's widow, into a choir of sorrow and resentment, passion and regret, Swift creates a testament to a changing England and to enduring mortality. "Swift has involved us in real, lived lives...Quietly, but with conviction, he seeks to affirm the values of decency, loyalty, love."--New York Review of Books "A beautiful book...a novel that speaks profoundly of human need and tenderness. Even the most cynical will be warmed by it."--San Francisco Chronicle

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780737763867
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Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When the matriarch of the Bundren family dies, her family must confront the daunting task of transporting her body across the state of Mississippi for burial in her hometown. As they embark on this journey, with the coffin in tow, they face several trials and tribulations that not only complicate their travel but also highlight the innate dysfunction of the family's complex dynamic. This comprehensive volume explores the themes of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying through the lens of family dysfunction, offering readers a critical look at the intersection between literature and sociology. The book examines Faulkner's life and influences and explores concepts such as the role of maternal influence and sibling rivalry within the novel and within the broader context of society. Chapters also offer a contemporary perspective on family dysfunction through discussion of topics such as the effects of emotional neglect and the role of maternal instincts.

The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner
Author: John T. Matthews
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781107050389
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Release: 2015-04-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new Companion offers a sample of innovative approaches to interpreting and appreciating William Faulkner in the twenty-first century.

Refugee

Refugee
Author: Alan Gratz
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780545880879
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Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge.

The Essential Faulkner

The Essential Faulkner
Author: William Faulkner
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780307799593
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Release: 2013-01-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of essential pieces by an American master • “A real contribution to the study of Faulkner’s work.”—Edmund Wilson In prose of biblical grandeur and feverish intensity, William Faulkner reconstructed the history of the American South as a tragic legend of courage and cruelty, gallantry and greed, futile nobility and obscene crimes. He set this legend in a small, minutely realized parallel universe that he called Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. No single volume better conveys the scope of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha legend than The Essential Faulkner. The book includes self-contained episodes from the novels The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and Sanctuary; the stories “The Bear,” “Spotted Horses,” “A Rose for Emily,” and “Old Man,” among others; a map of Yoknapatawpha County and a chronology of the Compson family created by Faulkner especially for this edition; and the complete text of Faulkner’s 1950 address upon receiving the Nobel Prize in literature. Malcolm Cowley’s critical introduction was praised as “splendid” by Faulkner himself. Also includes: “A Justice” “The Courthouse” (from Requiem for a Nun) “Red Leaves” “Was” (from Go Down, Moses) “Raid” (from The Unvanquished) “Wash” “An Odor of Verbena” (from The Unvanquished) “That Evening Sun” “Ad Astra” “Dilsey” (from The Sound and the Fury) “Death Drag” “Uncle Bud and the Three Madams” (from Sanctuary) “Percy Grimm” (from Light in August) “Delta Autumn” (from Go Down, Moses) “The Jail” (from Requiem for a Nun)

CliffsNotes on Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

CliffsNotes on Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: James L. Roberts
Pages: 72
ISBN: 0822002108
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Release: 1969
Editor: Cliffs Notes
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on As I Lay Dying takes you into the lives of not one, but several narrators in this novel about the value of life. The central problem of the novel involves the reasons for Addie’s request to be buried and why her family defies fire and water to fulfill it. This study guide will guide you through the plot of the novel and through the process of analyzing each character’s problems and motivations. Other features that help you study include Information on the life and background of William Faulkner A character list to help clarify relationships among the many narrators Analysis and commentary on each section of the book Critical essays In-depth character analyses Review questions and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Loser

The Loser
Author: Thomas Bernhard
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780571289219
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Release: 2013-02-21
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's finest postwar writer' and by George Steiner as 'one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.' Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard's finest novels. The Loser centres on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other - the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator - has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame.