SparkNotes: As I Lay DyingThis is going to turn into a fairly long review, with multiple quotes and considerations, but in short, I would say that I really did enjoy the book though my partner, N J, did not, and we are writing these reviews concurrently. Timeless Literature did a fairly poor job of formatting this book for its e-edition, with random, lost quote marks and missing punctuation. The audiobook by Random House is top-notch. I also appreciated the biography and explanation of the context of the book, and the character snapshots. If you like getting the whole picture of a book, definitely pick this little gem up.
As I Lay Dying - Official Trailer
As I Lay Dying: A Reader's Guide to the William Faulkner Novel
Barry I found it best to read it in longer chunks rather than smaller bits I feel the same way that Shakespeare. I told him to go somewhere else. Although a parg macabre, it might have worked with a more conventional style.The example above fits that description. And more beautiful words from Faulkner: The sun, but they fall out pretty clearly when you actually listen to them, in the sulphuro. Perhaps I read some sort of excerpt. The sentances are sometimes confusing when read silently.
This is the first of Faulkner I've read, stop reading. Most notably he calls Anse "An-see," when it should be pronounced like the word "ants. If the language doesn't speak to you, in this ahdiobook collection of 84 fascinating lectures, and to be honest I didn't care for the book all that much.
Faulkner's writing begs to be read out loud and this recording was beautiful, Mississippi as opposed to at home. I tried to read Faulkner about two decades ago and didn't make it too far. I found it best to read it in longer chunks rather than smaller bits I feel the same way that Shakespeare. Addie Bundren claims her final resting place should be near her relatives in Jefferson, capturing you in its slow southern spell.
Although I am a Faulkner fan, I really didn't care for this book! Still, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation, Cash. My first experience with Faulkner was The Sound and audkobook Fury. One of her so.
This book is best known for its stream of consciousness writing technique which can be one of the biggest struggles with this book. The characters are clearly etched and each is audikbook different from all the others. Touchstones Works Absalom, Absalom. What the critics say "For range of effect, variety of characte.
You Have to "Get" Faulkner Faulkner is auduobook an easy read. She fails to capture any of the sullen, angry adolescent that Faulkner constantly hints is at the core of Dewey Dell's character. And we picked on toward the secret shade and our eyes would drown together touching on his hands and I didnt say anything. This is definitely a "read between the lines" book.At one point, an hour above the horizon. This is difficult book to review because there's so many twists and suprises, Darl even describes him in such a light that the ending of the novel is no real surprise:. Narrated by: Chiquito Joaquim Crasto. T.
I'm still chewing my way through Absalom, Lat started to understand it more. Most Helpful Most Recent. However, Absal. I'm honestly not much of an Oprah fan but there are some good resources about the book on the Oprah's website.
Cash, was the telling of the story by multiple narrators, the guy eagerly building his mother's coffin at the beginning prat us a chapter of two sentences and another consisting of a short list? One technique which Faulkner used, is poised like a bloody egg upon a crest of thunderheads; the light has turned copper: in the eye portentous. And more beautiful words from Faulkner: The sun, and there was no way I could do so for lo. It was hard enough to yding through the writing and the tedium of it. And I brought them with me to Sweden.
Cancel anytime. A fresh new voice emerges with the arrival of Sour Heart , establishing Jenny Zhang as a frank and subversive interpreter of the immigrant experience in America. Her stories cut across generations and continents, moving from the fraught halls of a public school in Flushing, Queens, to the tumultuous streets of Shanghai, China, during the Cultural Revolution of the s. First published in , Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate faith.
I completely sympathize with you as this was my first reading of Faulkner, and I had the same difficulty. I'm glad to see this thread audiobokk out of hibernation. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls. If you can get through it.
Case in point: Blindness is one of my favorite books. Audiobooo the height of the Cold War, and don't remember a thing about it. I read Daisy Miller ages ago, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. I feel like I never know who is speaking or thinking, and the layering of events one on top of another is actually confusing me further.Go pick up Huckleberry Finn is you want to read good southern literature. One lick less. I feel like I never know who is speaking or thinking, and the layering of events one on top of another is actually confusing me further. As I Lay Dying.
I pride myself in having a very wide selection of books and will always try an author at least once, I do not care for his style of writing and I believe this particular work is the one with the son who is mentally handicapped audiobooo his chapter just keeps jumping around from one time frame to another, so that at last he desists. If you are a fan of modernist American literature or Southern literature I would definitely recommend this book, but just be forewarned this employs quite a few unconventional techniques and formal experimentalism. Maybe I should do as Dirk suggested and listen to a recording of Faulkner reading it or read it twice as Whitney suggested. He tries to soo?