As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
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As I Lay Dying
By William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying

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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099479314
ISBN-10: 0099479311
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » As they transport their mother's coffin to her birthplace in Jackson, members of the Bundren family take it in turns to tell their different versions of events, revealing their very different relationships to the deceased. This is a model study of the often obsessive nature of family relationships - a unique mixture of Southern gothic and modernist psychological exploration. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - William Faulkner

Born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was the son of a family proud of their prominent role in the history of the south. He grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and left high school at fifteen to work in his grandfather's bank. Rejected by the US military in 1915, he joined the Canadian flyers with the RAF, but was still in training when the war ended. Returning home, he studied at the University of Mississippi and visited Europe briefly in 1925. His first poem was published in The New Republic in 1919. His first book of verse and early novels followed, but his major work began with the publication of The Sound and the Fury in 1929. As I Lay Dying (1930), Sanctuary (1931), Light in August (1932), Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and The Wild Palms (1939) are the key works of his great creative period leading up to Intruder in the Dust (1948). During the 1930s, he worked in Hollywood on film scripts, notably The Blue Lamp, co-written with Raymond Chandler. William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949 and the Pulitzer Prize for The Reivers just before his death in July1962.

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