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As I Lay Dying I ve been working up to a William Faulkner book for years His books always appear on lists of best books of all time and books you should read before you die But when I ve felt in the mood for a classic or something literary , I ve always passed him up for other authors, even those with 1000 page monsters I think, deep down, I always sensed Faulkner just wasn t for me.The first problem is my lack of enthusiasm for stream of consciousness narratives If I m being honest, I rarely like it I ve been working up to a William Faulkner book for years His books always appear on lists of best books of all time and books you should read before you die But when I ve felt in the mood for a classic or something literary , I ve always passed him up for other authors, even those with 1000 page monsters I think, deep down, I always sensed Faulkner just wasn t for me.The first problem is my lack of enthusiasm for stream of consciousness narrat Where to start with a masterpiece that is both short like the distance between two thoughts and deep as the thoughts themselves This is one of Faulkner d true masterpieces a grotesque road trip with a rotting corpse told in the voices of the extremely dysfunctional and occasionally insane family members It is Ulysses in the Southern United States, or The Grapes of Wrath Faulkner having been inspired by the form AS I LAY DYING AS I LAY DYING20 5 ,,, And since sleep is is not and rain and wind are was, it is not Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren must be And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is There are people who actually like this Seriously though, I m pretty sure I get it, I just don t like it There is a family and each one is a reflection of a way of living, or in some case And since sleep is is not and rain and wind are was, it is not Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren must be And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is There are people who actually like this Seriously though, I m pretty sure I get it, I just don t like it There is a family and each one is a reflection of a way of living, or in some cases, a way of dying Anse is the woe Without straying from his inimitable voice, Faulkner delivers aprofessional, calculated effort here than with his novel of the year prior, The Sound and the Fury There arenovel y aspects to As I Lay Dying, and Faulkner emerges as the master of the slow or late reveal, which might be described as reverse foreshadowing As an example, Faulkner will provide a character scene that s fraught with emotion and history and meaning, but he won t explain the context There s dramatic electri Without straying from his inimitable voice, Faulkner delivers aprofessional, calculated effort here than with his novel of the year prior, The Sound and the Fury There arenovel y aspects to As I Lay Dying, and Faulkner emerges as the master of the slow or late re Once you get past the ungainly oddness and wild strangeness which assails you from every direction, then you can see the weirdness which lies beyond The story, and there is a very strong clear linear narrative here, is wonderfully stupid A back country family in Mississippi in the 20s has their dear mama Addie Bundren up and die on them and the lazy ass sumbitch daddy thinks he then has to carry out her settled dying wish which, very unreasonably, was to get buried with her own kin 40 miles aw Once you get past the ungainly oddness and wild strangeness which assails you from every direction, then you can see the weirdness which lies beyond The story, and there is a very strong clear linear narrative here, is wonderfully stupid A back country family in Mississippi in the 20s has their dear mama Addie Bundren up and die on them and the lazy ass sumbitch daddy thinks he then has to carry out her settled dying wish which, very unreasonably, was to get buried with her own kin 40 miles away in Jefferson This wouldn t be so bad except it s the height of summer and there s just been bad rains and a flood, so the bridges over the river are down The whole passel of them, four sons, one daughter, one daddy, two mules and one horse, nevertheless trek off to do the right thing To say they encounter obstacles would be to say nought but the truth One such is that before very long Addie starts to decomp, to which many 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 Told In Turns By Each Of The Family Members Including Addie Herself The Novel Ranges In Mood From Dark Comedy To The Deepest Pathos. THIS BOOK IS ABOUT HICKS THEY GO TO TOWN I am feeling totally inadequate to the task of reviewing this book It s only the second Faulkner I ve read, and while I enjoyed Absalom, Absalom, it didn t quite utterly astound me the way this one did I was expecting the run on sentences and outright rejection of periods that I found in the first book Instead, I found short little chapters, and voices that spoke in terse sentences that only hinted at what lay beneath.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes I am feeling totally inadequate to the task of reviewing this book It s only the second Faulkner I ve read, and while I enjoyed Absalom, Absalom, it didn t quite utterly astound me the way this one did I was expecting the run on sentences and outright rejection of periods that I found in the first book Instead, I found short little chapters, and voices that spoke in terse sentences that only hinted at what lay beneath.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent c This thrilling, chilling tale is told through a schizm The conglomeration of different consciousnesses is a bubbling soup mixed in with dark symbols Southern Gothic elements, and it is indeed a delightful experience, an overly delicious dish The macabre is Alive this prose palpitates This is waayyyaccessible than, say, The Sound and the Fury and for those who have strayed away from this darling writer, this particular masterpiece will immediately put him or her in Faulkner s di This thrilling, chilling tale is told through a schizm The conglomeration of different consciousnesses is a bubbling soup mixed in with dark symbols Southern Gothic elements, and it is indeed a delightful experience, an overly delicious dish The macabre is Alive this prose palpitates


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About the Author: William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize winning American novelist and short story writer One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi Though his work was published as earl William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize winning American novelist and short story writer One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel Faulkner has often been cited as one of the most important writers in the history of American literature Faulkner was influenced by the european modernism, and employed the Stream of consciousness in several of his novels