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As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
Set in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, As I Lay Dying tells the story of the dysfunctional Bundren family as they set out to fulfill Addie Bundrens dying wish. Told by fifteen narrators, including Jewel, Cash, Darl and Dewey Dell, As I Lay Dying uses stream of consciousness to unveil each characters motivations for carrying out Addies wish, along with a multitude of lies they have been hiding from each other.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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kecolem300
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Finally diving into a classic #Faulkner #americanclassic

robinb He‘s not for the faint of heart. 😂 Enjoy! 1mo
kecolem300 Makes me more excited to dive in!!! 😂👍🏻 1mo
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LibraryCin
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Panpan

I was bored, didn‘t really follow what was happening, and didn‘t like the writing style. There was a lot of repetition of dialogue. I learned more about some of the things that happened in the story from the reading guide after I‘d finished than I figured out while actually reading the book (when I get bored, I skim and take in very little). Classics are hit or miss for me. This was my first Faulkner; I wont read more by him.

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Rachbb3
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Mehso-so

A bizarre and heavy book. The story is told by different members of the Bundren family plus a few of their neighbors and each personality vastly different from the other. It took some reading between the lines and deeper thought to understand what was going on most of the time but by the end it came together.

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Rachbb3
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Pray for me I‘m about to read Faulkner.

AmyG Hahahaha. I get it. I can‘t read his books without cliff notes. 6mo
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squirrelbrain
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Mehso-so

I found this a tough read, both from the point of view of the dark subject matter and actually understanding the book! It‘s written from 15 different POVs, with many being an unintelligible stream of consciousness, and also including lots of slang and Southern vernacular.

I‘m hoping that the course I‘m doing that includes this book will explain it a little more to me!

TrishB Good luck with the course 👍🏻 11mo
Billypar I remember going online after I finished it and realized the ending went completely over my head. Definitely a tough read! 11mo
TiredLibrarian Not a big Faulkner fan. 😕 11mo
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Hooked_on_books I read this in high school and remember it was tough, but I liked it, I think because we discussed it extensively in class, which helped me understand it. It‘s a book that makes you work for it and I don‘t always want to do that! 11mo
squirrelbrain @Billypar - I think the ending would have gone over my head too, but I had cheated and looked up a character list part-way through my read, when I saw a brief synopsis too! 11mo
squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books - I‘m looking forward to the discussions on my course, as I‘m sure I‘ll get more out of it then…. and you‘re right about having to work too hard sometimes on a book; I don‘t like reading books that make me feel a bit uneducated! 🤣 11mo
Caroline2 Yep! I found The Sound and The Fury mind boggling!!! I agree, I don‘t like books that make me feel like I need to put the subtitles on!!! 11mo
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squirrelbrain
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Today‘s #bookmail…. This is serious stuff! I‘ve signed up for a short course entitled ‘The Modern American Novel: An Introduction‘.

As well as these 3 we‘ll be reading the tagged book, which hasn‘t arrived yet, plus The Great Gatsby, which is the only one I own and have read (several times) before.

I‘m hoping to read these for ‘pleasure‘ before the course starts at the end of September when I‘ll have to analyse them to death!

TrishB Sounds exciting 😁 is your stacked books up to date on here? Asking for a friend….♥️ 12mo
Caroline2 Oh sounds like an interesting course! I bailed on beloved, it was too harrowing for me at the time. But I‘ve been wanting to read American Pastor for ages. I haven‘t even heard of the other book tho?? 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
BarbaraBB What a great course!! 12mo
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Megabooks Interesting!! I hope you enjoy it/learn a lot! 12mo
squirrelbrain Yes, my lists are up to date @TrishB (apart from these 3 books of course!) 😘 12mo
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 @BarbaraBB @Megabooks - I‘ve done two short courses before through Oxford Uni and they were both great. Literary Theory was a bit baffling but I loved Contemporary British Fiction so I‘m hoping this American ‘equivalent‘ will be just as good. 12mo
TrishB Ta 👍🏻 12mo
rockpools Ooh, that sounds fantastic! Have fun! 12mo
KarenUK Sounds brilliant! I‘d love to do something like that. 💕 12mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great Helen ! Well done 👍🏻❤️ 12mo
squirrelbrain Why not do it with me @KarenUK ? 😁 It‘s all online and they‘re not ‘live‘ lessons, you do it when you can. There have been people from all over the world on previous courses that I‘ve done….. 12mo
DivineDiana Who is offering the Course? I did an online course on Jane Eyre a while ago, and loved it. 12mo
squirrelbrain It is with Oxford University @DivineDiana - here‘s the link, there‘s a lot to choose from. There‘s one on the Brontes. Just watch for the difference between live and flexible courses as the live ones you have to be online at a certain time each week. https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/literature-creative-writing-and-film-studies 12mo
DivineDiana Thank you so much! 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I had an impromptu visit to Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner! It was beautiful and I love this tree! The inside was closed, but will reopen soon. The link below tells the story ❤️📚📖

https://www.rowanoak.com/about/history/

mrp27 Neat! 12mo
robinb It‘s such a peaceful place, isn‘t it?! It feels like it‘s in a forest unto itself when it‘s surrounded by Oxford. 😊💛 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb exactly!!! I want to go back when it reopens to see the inside! 12mo
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robinb @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s pretty neat. If I remember correctly (it‘s been a looong time since I‘ve been) there‘s a wall in his home where he wrote part of a book (can‘t remember which one…). My favorite part is the avenue of trees…so gorgeous! ❤️ (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb ooohhhh I want to see that! It reopens August 17th so I‘m planning to go back when it‘s cooler ❤️ 12mo
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literateBee
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner

One of my favorites! I think I've read this at least 5 times over the years.

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Joyfulmimi
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Panpan

It‘s good that this was not the first Faulkner that I read. I hated it as much as I loved “Absalom, Absalom”. Hate is a strong word. I guess I was so disappointed. Lots did not work for me. It was so dark on different levels: the theme, the environment of the story, the characters. I did not like the repetitive sentences, probably a meaning I don‘t understand. I kept waiting for the point of it all. I certainly must have missed something.

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Joyfulmimi
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I seldom read the same author in a row but I was having such a major book hangover after “Absalom,Absalom”. We‘ll see how it goes.

BarbaraBB This one I loved 1y
Joyfulmimi As you shall see, I hated it @BarbaraBB 1y
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ReadingEnvy
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Pickpick

When it rains too much in the south, roads disappear and bridges are swept away. How funny to read this novel right after the most rain my county has ever had in one day, because that's the background of the story too - the wife/mother dies and her family struggles to take her body to her family's resting place, to honor her wishes. First they have to get the body down a mountain, over a swollen rushing river, and through the "town."⤵️

ReadingEnvy The story is told through multiple points of view, which I always like, and after I struggled through two earlier Faulkners I found this one easy if not pleasurable to read... I suppose this explains why this Faulkner is the one most people have read if they have read any at all. I'm not from the south so he was not included in my curriculum.⤵️ 3y
ReadingEnvy One character from Flags in the Dust shows up here - the doctor Peabody who has to use a rope to climb the mountain to make his visit to the dying woman.

I feel refreshed and look forward to what comes next!
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Nute So happy to see that you enjoyed this more than The Sound and the Fury!😉 3y
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Lindy There are many days of heavy rain in the Mississippi novel that I just finished 3y
ReadingEnvy @Lindy maybe there is a rainy season! 3y
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Neesay
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner

It's like it ain't so much what a fellow does, but it's the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.

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Neesay
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People to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too.

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Trace
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
Panpan

First time reading Faulkner. Might have to delve in some more.

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Blueberry
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Son builds #coffin outside window while mom lays dying. She dies and they need to take her to cemetary 2? days away. But a storm washes out the bridge and this becomes a journey of many days with a stinking rotting body in the back of a wooden wagon. A classic by William Faulkner. Haha

Is #Scarathlon photo challenge open to everyone?

#chillingphotochallenge
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Ew lol 3y
megnews I thought of this one too. I hadn‘t posted yet. So I‘ll just say ditto 3y
Clwojick open to everyone, but to be entered in to win the prize, you'd have to sign up to be on a scarathlon team. 3y
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Blueberry @Clwojick thanks ☺ 3y
Blueberry @megnews did you like it? 3y
megnews It‘s been awhile but I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads. 3y
Joyfulmimi Exactly! What‘s the point? 1y
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Blueberry
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Alrighty??

Martyn_J_Pass My head hurts... 3y
cathysaid One of the strangest books I‘ve ever read. Also...have you made it to, “My mother is a fish”? 3y
Blueberry @cathysaid I don't think I have but I think she just died so maybe I blew over it in a daze. 3y
cathysaid @Blueberry 🤣🤣🤣 That‘s an entire chapter. Just that one sentence.! (edited) 3y
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Blueberry
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Currently reading.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

Prepare yourself: the further in you get to As I Lay Dying, the more Faulkner‘s writing sounds like drunk texting. That‘s my tl;dr summary: Faulkner drunk texts about the death and burial of a Southern woman and her crazy family. There are fifteen different narrators, so make sure you pick up an edition that uses the narrator's name as the chapter heading! Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/as-i-lay-dying-william-faulkner/

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robinb
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@ferskner William Faulkner‘s gravesite is located in Oxford Memorial/St. Peters Cemetery just off the square. It‘s a very nondescript site (so you didn‘t miss much). In fact, I just discovered it a few years ago myself when my kids and I took our own Faulkner tour (25+ years after I married and moved away from MS). I always find it interesting to see the final resting places of authors I‘ve enjoyed.

Reecaspieces His granddaddy is buried in my home town of Ripley,MS. He has a huge statue in the cemetery here. Plus he was involved in a murder here. 3y
robinb Sounds like it‘s definitely a more impressive gravesite than this one. This one would be quite easy to overlook if you weren‘t looking for it. 3y
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Skygoddess1
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Loved visiting Faulkner House Books on my recent trip to New Orleans. Such an adorable bookstore located in William Faulkner‘s former house. #bookstorelove #travels

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Skygoddess1
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There are days where I really love my job, yesterday was one of those days. I got to spend 25 hours in New Orleans and I made the most of my time, going on a self guided literary tour. My first stop was Faulkner House Books. A bookstore in William Faulkner‘s former residence. So many wonderful books, many from local NOLA authors, and I bought a new copy of the mentioned book. #bookstorelove #travels

BiblioLitten 😍😍 3y
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BookBumming
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There is so much to say about this southern gothic novel.. and yet I can‘t find the words. I truly felt like I was on this family‘s journey the whole way rather than an observer. The dark humor won me over right away, the dictation challenged me in the best ways and the scenery descriptions didn‘t leave out any of the 5 senses.. I feel like a more well rounded reader after finishing this story. ⚠️Remainder of the review is in the comments⚠️

BookBumming I already miss certain characters and want to know what ever becomes of them.. Cash, Darl, Vernon, Cora, even Dewey Dell and Mrs.Bundren the 2nd. If you get the chance to read this novel, take it. It is simultaneously beautiful, horrific and hilarious. 3y
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BookBumming
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🤪📚❤️🤘🏻
Currently switching back and forth between reading William Faulkner‘s As I Lay Dying and The very last book in The Hunger Games! What are y‘all reading? #asilaydying #willaimfaulkner #thehungergames #mockingjay #teampeeta #katniss #lit #weekendreading #literary #bookmeme #meme #memes

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BookBumming
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This classic #southern #gothic was written in 1930. William #Faulkner wrote it in 6 weeks while working the night shift at a power plant! I‘m super excited for this read because #WillamFaulkner wrote my all time favorite short story. “A Rose for Emily” that specific story inspired me to write some stuff of my own so I‘ll always hold it near and dear to my heart.
#Chickens were mentioned right off the bat so I had to feature them in this picture.

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Samplergal
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Pickpick

This is only the second Faulkner I‘ve read, and it was quite a journey. The stream of consciousness writing is so difficult at times, plus the southern vernacular can get tricky. I can‘t say I loved it, but what a tale he tells. It‘s been on my TBR shelf for far too long.
Two down, and three others are within “striking distance”. Loving The Hand That First Held Mine and The Wonder. #24b4Monday

BeansPage You're doing excellent sweetie, keep it up! 3y
Andrew65 Brilliant time. 🙌 3y
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Vinjii
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Look at my shiny new Kindle case. Purple 🥰😍 and now to read some Faulkner while taking a break from writing.

BookishMarginalia I have that case! (I love it!) 4y
Vinjii @BookishMarginalia It‘s so pretty 😍 4y
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JLaurenceCohen
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying is one of Faulkner's funniest novels, though It's pretty dark humor (think Coen brothers). There are a dozen different narrators creating a cacophony of voices. As I Lay Dying explores themes of madness, agency, family, and the failure of language.

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scowler1
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Mehso-so

Stream of consciousness. That's what they call this kind of writing. River of bullshit is what I got. A highly influential work from one of the best writers of the twentieth century. That's what they say. I found the incoherent babbling of illiterate country folk very dull, but I did hate them all by the end so I suppose that's something.

jillannjohn I had a hard time with this one too. I keep thinking I should try again. Maybe not. 🤣 4y
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Pickpick

Amazing book. Very disturbing. If you haven't read it yet: it is not very long, so it's worth trying even if you don't like it or find it difficult.

I've realised recently how much I love it when a comic moment breaks up an otherwise serious book.

Above: original Penguin cover - the best one I could find by far.

Next step: watch movie directed by James Franco.

#lifetimereadingplan

Samplergal Loved it. I must read more Faulkner. Thanks for posting this. 4y
zsuzsanna_reads @samplergal yes I know, given how much I've loved the books I read by him, I haven't read enough of them. 4y
Emilymdxn I adored this book! First Faulkner I ever read 4y
Booksnchill Amazing cover. All I remember of the book is english majors going around our High School corridors saying “My mother is a fish” to many odd looks! 4y
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ChristyM
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Pickpick

I can‘t explain why I chose this for summer reading. I‘d never tried Faulkner before - the writing is beautiful and harsh. The words reminded me of my Virginia grandmother - I can hear her saying “I‘ll be durned.” Not a feel-good book by any means but I‘m glad I experienced it.

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AllenTStClair
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Panpan

It was a mild, rainy day in my neck of Texas—so what better to do than read? People say so many great things about this book—and it is interesting and engaging—but I finished it hating nearly every character in it. Especially Anse, the patriarch of the family. To me, the story was just a long way of saying “sin begets sin”. Maybe, in twenty years, I‘ll reread it and find a deeper appreciation for it. Until then: 🤬

Zelma I can‘t do Faulkner. I know people might say I‘m missing out but I have tired and failed, and ultimately decided that I can live with that! 😆 4y
AllenTStClair @Zelma #UnpopularOpinion - you are missing nothing. 😂 4y
Zelma @AllenTStClair good to know! 😂👍 4y
AlaMich And then there‘s the movie tie-in cover...I hate those. As if Faulkner weren‘t bad enough by himself. IMHO, of course. I am in agreement with @Zelma on that. (edited) 4y
AllenTStClair @AlaMich I agree. But that‘s the only copy the independent bookstore had, so I swallowed my anger. 🤣 4y
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Joy0201
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Day four of #10booksthatchangedme
A whole lot of Faulkner in my life...

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coxy
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Panpan

First book club choice - tough going, lots written in dialect and difficult to work out what was actually happening in the story.

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Ethands
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Pickpick

The unfolding of these characters through the eyes of others. The perspective changes really make this book unforgettable.
A grim hard travel, as the corpse decomposes the family rots with it.
I like that no one is relatable or really good morally, everyone in this book is twisted and that makes it so much more interesting.
8.5/10

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Emilymdxn
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So having just found out about the #litsyAtoZ challenge yesterday I tried to write down my books so far this year and was actually shocked to see how evenly distributed across the alphabet I‘ve been so far! Just need to think of something for V, X and Y but I honestly can‘t think of anything, hmu if you have any recommendations!

Soubhiville @MrBook just posted an alphabet list last night! Take a look. Also, I‘m a huge fan of 4y
Emilymdxn @Soubhiville ooh great ideas! I saw the Vagina Monologues a few years ago but I‘ve never actually read it 4y
Librarybelle Have you read anything by Geraldine Brooks? Her book about the Plague was interesting: 4y
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Emilymdxn @Librarybelle I haven‘t but I love historical fiction! On my list 4y
erzascarletbookgasm I recently read this, a short story, funny! 4y
Emilymdxn @erzascarletbookgasm thanks!! No idea how I‘d have found anything for X 4y
Mdargusch Wow! How nice. 👍🏼 4y
Pamwurtzler I liked Xingu too. What did you read for Z? 4y
Emilymdxn @Pamwurtzler I read zodiac by Robert gray smith, I haven‘t read a lot of true crime before but I enjoyed it more than I expected 4y
MrBook Thank you for sharing, @Soubhiville ☺️🤗! @Emilymdxn , you rock! Hopefully the list I shared last light helps. 😊 4y
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loleebs
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Pickpick

Beautiful use of literary devices.

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safehaven
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Taking a chance on my dad‘s favorite today #faulkner

RaimeyGallant Let us know how it goes! And welcome back to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 4y
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KellyHunsakerReads
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Today we visited a used bookstore where I found this 3 volume boxed set (like new) of #Faulkner for only $6!

#classics

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Felso Great find! 4y
the_artist I want this. 4y
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Emilymdxn
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Like our rivers, our land: opaque, slow, violent: shaping the life of man in its implacable and brooding image.

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Emilymdxn
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Excited for my first post on here! Making the most of my vacation to America by trying to read some great American novels. I‘m loving Faulkner, and loving this wonderfully battered old university library copy. Like ten different people have written in it and underlined things, it makes me feel like I‘m constantly having a conversation with all of them.

Rachel.Rencher Welcome to Litsy! What a great first post. I love how you look at previous readers' markings as a conversation and not an annoyance. 4y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Reviewsbylola Welcome! I wasn‘t a huge fan of Faulkner when i read him in college and I‘ve been afraid to try again. 😬😬 4y
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Emilymdxn @Rachel.Rencher totally! It feels like I‘m discussing the book with like ten different people as I read it! It only annoys me if the markings make it harder for me to read the words, which can happen sometimes with library books 4y
Emilymdxn @Reviewsbylola I feel like faulkner would be super hard to read if you‘re being forced to because it‘s all quite directionless and weird... I was lucky to find editions with loads of explanatory notes and helpful readers who‘d underlined important bits! 4y
Emilymdxn @DebReads4fun thanks so much!! Hi there! 4y
Yeah_I_Read Hiiii! Saw your Post on the fb group. I would suggest, in order to find readers with similar tastes, to search the book you‘re reading and look at the posts attached to the book and follow the people who posted. I find that unlike other SM sites if you follow someone here they will more than likely follow you back. The litfluence thing is definitely daunting at first but give it time ❤️❤️❤️ Welcome. 4y
scripturient Saw your post on FB. Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 4y
Emilymdxn @Yeah_I_Read @scripturient you‘re both so lovely! So excited to get to know people 4y
scripturient @Emilymdxn I‘m sure you‘ll love it here. It‘s basically a book lover‘s heaven. ☺️ Looking forward to hearing more from you. Your comment on notes in the margins made me immediately think of another book which I highly recommend if you haven‘t read it yet: 4y
Yeah_I_Read ❤️ 4y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! I commented on your Facebook post! Be sure to checkout Raimey‘s #Litsytips: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ and Chelleo‘s #LitsyHowTo videos: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCwcuqcJRwNwEdLzipg_la3Q They‘re both great for new Littens! #LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyFamily #Whotofollow @LitsyHappenings - here are some new Littens you requested @krismarie_7 @kimkardashian @Bookhooked50 @Curlybookowl - the tags have more! 4y
Emilymdxn @scripturient omg I have read S and I loved it! It was such an amazing concept and a gorgeous artifact 4y
Emilymdxn @Jess7 that‘s so amazing of you to put together for me! Followed everyone of your suggesting! Bowled over by how nice you are! 4y
scripturient @Emilymdxn 👍🏻😊 Yes, I couldn‘t stop staring at the book because it‘s so beautiful. 😍 4y
Jess7 You‘re welcome! This is a super kind community. Definitely check out those tips - I think that will help. The biggest way to get the most out of Litsy is to interact. Follow several active users, like posts, comment, and etc. basically - jump right in! There are several monthly photo challenges on here and they‘re one of the easiest way to interact - I host one called #ReadingResolutions and I‘d love to see your posts! I also host @LitsyBuddyRead 4y
Jess7 I‘ll tag you in a few things you might like! 4y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you are enjoying it here! 4y
DebinHawaii And one of these days I am going to read Faulkner again--it's been since college. 😆 4y
Emilymdxn @DebinHawaii it‘s amazing here! Good luck with Faulkner! 4y
Mdargusch Hi 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 welcome! There are so many great people on here that I hope you have as much fun as I do! 4y
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mellowgirlblog
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Pickpick

Tried to read this in High School, and though I finished the book I did not at all enjoy it. Like so many others I‘ve been revisiting, I loved it now. It‘s a poignant and darkly funny drama, almost heartbreaking. Some of the characters I loved to hate. Others feel so vividly real that I couldn‘t put the book down. Beautiful! I highly recommend this. Go back to the classics you couldn‘t enjoy before- slow down and see their beauty.

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mellowgirlblog
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Loved this book, finished it last week. I‘ve really been in a Southern US literature mood lately. Anyone have any recommendations? ☺️

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Valeka
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Some good finds at the bookstore this evening. Old books smell the best!

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Jas16
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11th Grade American Lit #favoriteschoolread #riotgrams

MargoCatts Oh, yes! I think Grapes of Wrath might have been my first cap-L Literature, and I remember discussing it in class and thinking “Ohhhh” 4y
jillannjohn I think I need to try Faulkner again. I struggled to get through this one. 4y
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HotCocoaReads
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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First off, I found As I Lay Dying not to be as difficult to follow as Faulkner's other novels I've read. Of course his writing is spot on, challenging but well done, but I'll admit I didn't love the story all that much. I couldn't stop cringing and laughing at the image of them trying to get that coffin across the river. And was getting exasperated by the end. I loved the short chapters and changing narrators. This is a good one!!!

Jamesmelvinmitchell My favorite author and one of his best. I‘ve found over time that I enjoy his writing more and more. Do you have a favorite? 5y
HotCocoaReads @Jamesmelvinmitchell The only other Ive read is The Sound and the Fury, which was difficult—I would say I liked As I Lay Dying more though. 5y
Jamesmelvinmitchell Absalom Absalom is really good as well. And it all starts with Flags in the Dust. 5y
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kylienoele
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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Our trip to New Orleans was so much fun!! We didn't get to go into the store (it was late when we actually found it) but at least we saw it! 📚⚜️ @ElizaTodd

Picked up some special things for my #MugLove match! Sending them off this week!

susanw I‘m heading to NO in two weeks! This is on my places to visit also! 5y
TK421 I was cheesy and bought a book of his short stories there.😊 5y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 5y
Linsy 💖 5y
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Bookish.leigh
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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twohectobooks
As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
Pickpick

Argh forgot to photograph this before returning it to the library!

Really surprised by how much I enjoyed this, given that I like my narratives & language to be straightforward without unnecessary obfuscation. But that‘s just it, I don‘t think any of the obfuscation here is unnecessary! The characters‘ voices are all so unique & important to the story.

DID have to do a bit of research to make sure I understood the ending.

My mother is a fish.