As I Lay Dying (Norton Critical Editions)

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UPC:
9780393931389
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2009/12/4
Author:
William Faulkner
Language:
english
Edition:
Critical Edition

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Long been recognized not only as one of William Faulknera??s greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels.

This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1985 corrected text and is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations.

a??Backgrounds and Contextsa?? is divided into three sections, each of which includes a concise introduction by Michael Gorra that carefully frames the issues presented, with particular attention to As I Lay Dyinga??s place in Faulknera??s literary life. a??Contemporary Receptiona?? reprints American, English, and French reviews by Clifton Fadiman, Henry Nash Smith, Edwin Muir, and Maurice Coindreau, among others, along with Valery Larbauda??s never-before-translated preface to the first French edition of the novel. a??The Writer and His Worka?? examines Faulknera??s claim to have written the novel in six weeks without changing a word. It includes his comments on the booka??s composition along with his later thoughts on and changing opinions of it, sample pages from the manuscript, his Nobel Prize address, and the little-known short story in which he first used the title. a??Cultural Contexta?? reprints an essay by Carson McCullers and an excerpt from James Ageea??s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men along with other materials that address questions of Southern Agrarianism and the Southern grotesque.

a??Criticisma?? begins with the editora??s introduction to As I Lay Dyinga??s critical history and scholarly reception. Eleven major essays are provided by Olga W. Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Calvin Bedient, Andr?? Bleikasten, Eric Sundquist, Stephen M. Ross, Doreen Fowler, Patrick Oa??Donnell, Richard Gray, John Limon, and Donald M. Kartiganer.

A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

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