As I Lay Dying is a novel, in the genre of Southern Gothic, by American author William Faulkner. Faulkner said that he wrote the novel from midnight to 4: 00 AM over the course of six weeks and that he did not change a word of it. Faulkner wrote it while working at a power plant, published it in , and described it as. As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family members—including Addie herself—the novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. 6 Oct Faulkner claimed he wrote As I Lay Dying from midnight to first light in six weeks while working at a power plant to make ends meet, and moreover that he did not change a word of it. This claim is now seen as apocryphal as Yoknapatawpha County itself. According to many sources, the title of his seventh.
As I Lay Dying is told in individual sections, so that the narration of the story shifts from one character to another. While most sections are narrated by members of the Bundren family, the few that are told by neighbors and other observers offer a glimpse of the family from an outsider's perspective. Each narrator — family. Buy the print As I Lay Dying SparkNote on · Buy the ebook of this SparkNote on · Order As I Lay Dying at Previous Next. Take a Study Break! If Shakespeare characters had the internet · Every Harry Potter book summed up in a single sentence · Take our 20 most popular personality quizzes RIGHT. Addie Bundren - The wife of Anse Bundren and mother to Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman. Addie is a mostly absent protagonist, and her death triggers the novel's action. She is a former schoolteacher whose bitter, loveless life causes her to despise her husband and to invest all of her love in her favorite child.
The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading of three of William Faulkner's greatest novels: The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Absalom, Absalom! We hope that they will provide you with new ways of thinking and talking about three works that . Faulkner said in his "Introduction" to the Modern Library publication of Sanctuary that " I wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks, without changing a word." Later he said he could do this because he knew from the first how the catastrophes of flood and fire would affect the Bundren family. He had written some of the tale in. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text [William Faulkner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William Faulkner on As I Lay.