William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying

«Faulkner’s greatest work»—The New York Review of Books
«One of the most perplexing novels of the modernist canon»—The Conversation
As I Lay Dying is a 1930 novel, in the genre of Southern Gothic by American author William Faulkner. Faulkner said that he wrote the novel from midnight to 4:00 AM over the course of six weeks and that he did not change a word of it. Faulkner wrote it while working at a power plant, published it in 1930, and described it as a "tour de force." Faulkner's fifth novel, it is consistently ranked among the best novels of 20th-century literature.
The title derives from Book XI of Homer's Odyssey (William Marris's 1925 translation), wherein Agamemnon tells Odysseus: «As I lay dying, the woman with the dog's eyes would not close my eyes as I descended into Hades.»
The novel utilizes stream of consciousness writing technique, multiple narrators, and varying chapter lengths.
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    what a weird book. totally lost on me


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    “But those rich town ladies can change their minds. Poor folks can’t.”
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    Cash's face is also gravely composed; he and I look at one another with long probing looks, looks that plunge unimpeded through one another's eyes and into the ultimate secret place where for an instant Cash and Darl crouch flagrant and unabashed in all the old terror and the old foreboding, alert and secret and without shame. When we speak our voices are quiet, detached.
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    A good carpenter. Addie Bundren could not want a better one, better box to lie in. It will give her confidence and comfort.

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