As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundre 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. [Suggest a different description.]

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The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life.

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Author by William Faulkner
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The book is narrated by 15 different characters over 59 chapters. It is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her poor, rural family's quest and motivations--noble or selfish--to honor her wish to be buried in her hometown of Jefferson, Mississippi.As the book opens, 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, 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 the family will need to cross to get to Jefferson.

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

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

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Abstract: The goal of this thesis is to explore, with reasonable aesthetic considerations, an alternative way to make meaning out of the plot of Faulkner's fifth novel, As I Lay Dying. In this thesis, I question the implied heteronormativity of scholarship on the novel, particularly appertaining to the use made of Darl by scholars seeking to find aesthetic unity in the fifty-nine monologues of the text. Then, I read two critical works by Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle and Civilization and Its Discontents, in order to question the nature of the erotics with which scholars justify their formal readings. Finally, I claim Darl not as queer, which he is called five times in the novel, but as gay. Using Adrienne Rich's essay "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence," I conclude the paper by suggesting that Darl's centrality to the formal aesthetics of the novel allows for a reading of his character as a gay presence in Southern Literature. His presence, I argue, demonstrates the centrality of gay identity in the South and allows for a broader application of Faulkner to our understandings of who we are.

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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.

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Author by Nicolas Tredell
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Unlock the more straightforward side of As I Lay Dying with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, a novel that brims with many narrative voices that chart the progress of the Bundren family as they journey to a nearby town in in rural Mississippi in order to lay their late mother to rest. Each member of the family has their own priorities and ulterior motives, and the novel explores the conflicts between them as they travel, with the dysfunctional unit they form eventually being broken apart when they reach their destination. As I Lay Dying is one of the best-known novels by William Faulkner, and is considered an important work within the Modernist movement, as well as a classic example of the Southern Gothic novel. Find out everything you need to know about As I Lay Dying in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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