As I lay dying : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism /

"First published in 1930, As I Lay Dying has long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner'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 annotatio...

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Main Author: Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Other Authors: Gorra, Michael Edward.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Norton critical edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Note on the Text
  • The Text of As I Lay Dying
  • Backgrounds and Contexts
  • Contemporary Reception
  • 1. Beside Addie's Coffin / Margaret Cheney Dawson
  • 2. Literature and Less / Julia K. W. Baker
  • 3. Morbidity in Fiction / Clifton P. Fadiman
  • 4. A Troubled Vision / Henry Nash Smith
  • 5. The School of Cruelty / Henry Seidel Canby
  • 6. William Faulkner / Maurice-Edgar Coindreau
  • 7. "Preface" to Tandis que j'agonise / Valery Larbaud
  • 8. From New Novels / Edwin Muir
  • The Writer and His Work
  • 1. Adolescence / William Faulkner
  • 2. As I Lay Dying / William Faulkner
  • 3. Introduction to the Modern Library edition of Sanctuary / William Faulkner
  • 4. An Introduction for The Sound and the Fury / William Faulkner
  • 5. Address upon Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature / William Faulkner
  • 6. The Paris Review Interview / William Faulkner
  • 7. Class Conferences at the University of Virginia / William Faulkner
  • 8. Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi [Map] / William Faulkner
  • 9. Sample pages from the manuscript and carbon typescript of As I Lay Dying / William Faulkner
  • Cultural Context
  • 1. The Russian Realists and Southern Literature / Carson McCullers
  • 2. Benighted South / Fred Hobson
  • 3. The Hind Tit / Andrew Nelson Lytle
  • 4. The Gudger House / James Agee
  • 5. From Pills, Petticoats and Plows: The Southern Country Store / Thoms D. Clark
  • 6. Thirty-Sixth Biennial Report of the Mississippi State Insane Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi. From July 1, 1925 to June 30, 1927 / C. D. Mitchell
  • Criticism
  • 1. The Dimension of Consciousness / Olga W. Vickery
  • 2. Odyssey of the Bundrens / Cleanth Brooks
  • 3. Pride and Nakedness: As I Lay Dying / Calvin Bedient
  • 4. The Setting / AndrĂ© Bleikasten
  • 5. Death, Grief, Analogous Form: As I Lay Dying / Eric Sundquist
  • 6. Mimetic Voice / Stephen M. Ross
  • 7. Matricide and the Mother's Revenge: As I Lay Dying / Doreen Fowler
  • 8. Between the Family and the State: Nomadism and Authority in As I Lay Dying / Patrick O'Donnell
  • 9. A Southern Carnival / Richard Gray
  • 10. Addie in No Man's Land / John Limon
  • 11. "By It I Would Stand or Fall": Life and Death in As I Lay Dying / Donald M. Kartiganer
  • A Chronology / William Faulkner
  • Selected Bibliography

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