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As I Lay Dying

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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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667
Maggy

Great book, great author

by Maggy on Oct 6, 2007

This book is really good if you're willing to read it. Faulkner, traditionally, is somewhat of a deterrent to many, but his writing in this novel is understandable and emotionally-charged. That said, the book is not for everyone; there are some strong themes of adultery, madness, and the cruelty of ... More

rejoyce

Comic Allegory of Family

by rejoyce on Oct 2, 2007

William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is a kind of comic allegory of family, duty, honor, and pride. Scene upon scene are plainly grotesque: Addie, the Bundren ancestor, looks out of the window to see her son Cash building a coffin, her body placed in reverse to accommodate her bridal gown, the smell ... More

Selina

A family drama

by Selina on Sep 22, 2007

The story shifts point of view in this epic tale of a disfuctional family. The story is told out of order due to switching perspectives. A family comes to terms with thier mother's death. The fueding brothers Darl and Jewel take up most of this sad tale. More

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