As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying 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 inclu

  • Title: As I Lay Dying
  • Author: William Faulkner
  • ISBN: 9780679732259
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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    1. I know you're "supposed to" love this book because it's Faulker, but I HATED IT! I know you're "cool" and "intelligent" if you read Faulkner, but I can't stand him. Sorry, I don't know what he's talking about (and at the risk of sounding immodest, I am bright). I DON'T think it's cool and "hip" to write in a confusing manner, and I don't try to impress others by liking ambiguity. I had my fill in college with snobs who pretended to like this stuff. Sorry I sound harsh here (I'm really a nice per [...]

    2. I've been working up to a William Faulkner book for years. His books always appear on lists of "best books of all time" and "books you should read before you die". But when I've felt in the mood for a classic or something "literary", I've always passed him up for other authors, even those with 1000+ page monsters. I think, deep down, I always sensed Faulkner just wasn't for me.The first problem is my lack of enthusiasm for stream of consciousness narratives. If I'm being honest, I rarely like it [...]

    3. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

      ΚΑΘΩΣ ΨΥΧΟΡΡΑΓΩ•••AS I LAY DYING Καθώς. ψυχορραγώ. Αυτό το «καθώς»είναι που προσδίδει τόσο βαθύ μυστήριο και πόνο λες και συγκεντρώνει το νόημα και την ουσία όλης της ανθρώπινης ύπαρξης την ώρα του επιθανάτιου ρόγχου. Τελευταίες αναπνοές θανάτου ίσως σημαντικότερες απο την [...]

    4. "And since sleep is is-not and rain and wind are was, it is not. Yet the wagon is, because when the wagon is was, Addie Bundren will not be. And Jewel is, so Addie Bundren must be. And then I must be, or I could not empty myself for sleep in a strange room. And so if I am not emptied yet, I am is." There are people who actually like this?Seriously though, I'm pretty sure I get it, I just don't like it. There is a family and each one is a reflection of a way of living, or in some cases, a way of [...]

    5. Where to start with a masterpiece that is both short like the distance between two thoughts and deep as the thoughts themselves? This is one of Faulkner'd true masterpieces: a grotesque road trip with a rotting corpse told in the voices of the extremely dysfunctional and occasionally insane family members. It is Ulysses in the Southern United States, or The Grapes of Wrath (Faulkner having been inspired by the former and certainly influenced the latter). The writing is some of the most powerful [...]

    6. Once you get past the ungainly oddness and wild strangeness which assails you from every direction, then you can see the weirdness which lies beyond. The story, and there is a very strong clear linear narrative here, is wonderfully stupid. A back country family in Mississippi in the 20s has their dear mama Addie Bundren up and die on them and the lazy-ass sumbitch daddy thinks he then has to carry out her settled dying wish which, very unreasonably, was to get buried with her own kin 40 miles aw [...]

    7. Without straying from his inimitable voice, Faulkner delivers a more professional, calculated effort here than with his novel of the year prior, The Sound and the Fury. There are more novel-y aspects to As I Lay Dying, and Faulkner emerges as the master of the slow- or late-reveal, which might be described as reverse-foreshadowing. As an example, Faulkner will provide a character scene that’s fraught with emotion and history and meaning, but he won't explain the context. There’s dramatic ele [...]

    8. I am feeling totally inadequate to the task of reviewing this book. It's only the second Faulkner I've read, and while I enjoyed Absalom, Absalom, it didn't quite utterly astound me the way this one did. I was expecting the run-on sentences and outright rejection of periods that I found in the first book. Instead, I found short little chapters, and voices that spoke in terse sentences that only hinted at what lay beneath.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes [...]

    9. This thrilling, chilling tale is told through a schizm. The conglomeration of different consciousnesses is a bubbling soup mixed in with dark symbols & Southern Gothic elements, and it is indeed a delightful experience, an overly-delicious dish. The macabre is Alive; this prose palpitates. This is waayyy more accessible than, say, "The Sound and the Fury" and for those who have strayed away from this darling writer, this particular masterpiece will immediately put him or her in Faulkner's di [...]

    10. Unmistakingly Faulkner. A unique writing style combined with a sad and haunting story. You may read Faulkner and say when you are finished, "I didn't like that", but you will never forget what you read.Reread Sept. 2016

    11. I'm no copyright lawyer, but it seems like Faulkner's estate could have sued the hell out of the makers of National Lampoon's Vacation. There is the obvious corpse-carting similarity, but I can almost hear the familiar refrain of Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road" bleed into the scene of the Bundren's fateful river crossing. (Pre)DMCA violations were definitely afoot, at least in spirit.This is the book for those who find Faulkner's other well known works to be intimidating. As I Lay Dying deli [...]

    12. “I can remember how when I was young I believed Death to be a phenomenon of the body; now I know it to be merely a function of the mind - and that of the minds of the ones who suffer the bereavement. The nihilists say it is the end; the fundamentalists, the beginning; when in reality it is no more than a single tenant or family moving out of a tenement or a town.” Death brings out the best and the worst in the families. The deceased doesn’t just escape our reality but changes the way we lo [...]

    13. “The quilt is drawn up to her chin, hot as it is, with only her two hands and her face outside. She is propped on the pillow, with her head raised so she can see out the window, and we can hear him every time he takes up the adze or the saw. If we were deaf we could almost watch her face and hear him, see him. Her face is wasted away so that the bones draw just under the skin in white lines. Her eyes are like two candles when you watch them gutter down into the sockets of iron candle-sticks. B [...]

    14. "My mother is a fish."Faulkner's short novel about a rural family following the death of their matriarch. Funny, disturbing, maddening, thought provoking, and mysterious. I have never been a big fan of stream of consciousness ( thus I have never finished The Sound and the Fury) and Faulkner does well to limit that technique here. He does employ multiple narrators, varying perspectives, themes and an eclectic narration. I cannot help thinking this is a thin, minimalistic American version of War a [...]

    15. Many of us slogged through this unofficial My First Faulkner in high school, and probably all any of us remember from it is Vardaman's line, "My mother is a fish," which our teachers used to teach us about Foreshadowing, and for many of us it would be My Last Faulkner too because we learned mostly that Faulkner is a fucking pain in the ass. It's actually less confusing than The Sound & The Fury, which is sortof like saying a given animal is less dangerous than a bear strapped to a shark: oka [...]

    16. I was more or less bullied into reading this, and I still ended up loving it (after I got over the pharmacy scene, which made me want to punch-punch, though I acknowledge that was the point). My admittance of this book's awesome should stand for something considering I's tubborn as a *ahem* mule, and had for no particularly sound (or honestly even remotely thought out) reason been somewhat avoiding Faulkner for years. Okay, not really avoiding, just ehhhhh. That said, it turned out to be exactly [...]

    17. "آدم سر از کار این زن ها در نمیاره. تا میای بفهمی منظور شون چیه میبینی منظور شون یه چیز دیگه اس. تازه پوستت رو می کنند که چرا منظورشون رو اون جوری فهمیدی!" "گور به گور" روایت پیچیده ای از مرگ مادر یک خانواده است که با تکنیک "جریان سیال ذهن" نوشته شده. داستان بوسیله پونزده تا شخصیت مخ [...]

    18. Από τις σπάνιες περιπτώσεις συγγραφέων που καταφέρνουν να ζωντανέψουν το κλίμα της εποχής και μαζί τον ψυχισμό των ανθρώπων. Ένας Φώκνερ το χρόνο είναι ότι πρέπει.

    19. Aside from the fact that the title is taken from a line in "Agamemnon" (which makes it already unbearably cool) this is a breathtaking book. It took me about four chapters to get used to Faulker's style of writing- the dialects, the chapters each being from another character's perspective, his way of having no narration so you have to figure out what is going on from the half-conversations the characters have themselves but god, once I adjusted, I was completely floored. This is a beautiful, hea [...]

    20. همه "خشم و هیاهو" رو به عنوان اثر اصلی ویلیام فاکنر حساب می کنن. ولی بشخصه، از این داستان خیلی بیشتر از خشم و هیاهو لذت بردم. شیوه ی روایت، با تکه پاره های ذهنی افراد مختلف که گاه باید تلاش می کردی تا بفهمی راوی کیه و چه اتفاقی داره میفته، خیلی بهتر از تک گویی طولانی و کمابیش حوصله [...]

    21. کورا برای من دعا کرد، چون خیال می کرد من گناه رو نمی بینم، می خواست من هم زانو بزنم دعا کنم، چون آدم هایی که گناه به نظرشون فقط چند کلمه است، رستگاری هم به نظرشون فقط چند کلمه استفکر کردم گناه و عشق و ترس فقط صداهایی هستند که آدم هایی که نه گناه کرده اند و نه عشق بازی کرده اند و نه [...]

    22. As I Lay Dying, William Faulknerتاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهاردهم فوریه سال 1994 میلادیعنوان: گور به گور؛ نویسنده: ویلیام فاکنر؛ مترجم: نجف دریابندری؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1371؛ در 250 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1382؛ شابک: 9643621936؛ چاپ چهارم 1386؛ شابک: 9789643621933؛ چاپ پنجم 1387؛ چاپ هفتم 1389؛ چاپ نهم 1391، در 304 ص؛ چاپ دهم 1393؛ موضوع: داس [...]

    23. Ok, this is the first review on which I’ve ever hit the “spoiler” tab, but I don’t know how to review this book without spoilers. You know the drill. Stop reading if you’d like.Holy hell, As I Lay Dying is a great book. I needed about thirty pages to get into Faulkner’s rhythms (and, uh, finally figure out that each chapter was narrated by the character titling said chapter), but once I caught onto the cadence I read the novel in four feverish days sequestered in one of my second flo [...]

    24. θα ηταν και λιγο υβρις να μιλησω για τον Φωκνερ , πιστευωωστοσο θα πω οτι τα 2 πιο δυνατα "στοιχεια" που μου μιλησαν απο το βιβλιο , ηταν ο χαρακτηρας του Βαρνταμαν(τα παιδια παντα ξερουν) και αυτη η φραση:"τι ειναι αυτο που σε κανει και γελας (Νταρλ)?" "αυτο αυτο αυτο αυτο"

    25. I respect Faulkner, but I can't say I love him. Still, this book was something. What that something was, I'm still figuring out.The novel tells the story of the Bundren family in their quest to bury their recently deceased (well, she's alive but on her death bed when the story opens) mother, Addie. And if you thought your family was dysfunctional, you haven't read enough Faulkner yet. Think turn of the century white trash and you're getting close. The Bundrens are a muddled mass of secrets, lies [...]

    26. Will the Circle Be UnbrokenBy and By, Lord, by and by?Is a better home awaitingIn the sky, Lord, in the sky? Habershon, 1907 (adapted/recorded by The Carter Family).[4.5 stars]This 1930 novel is truly unique in structure being narrated via the stream of consciousness of 15 characters over 59 chapters, each of which begins with the narrating character's name. The story follows the trials and tribulations of the Bundren family in Jefferson County, Mississippi, in taking their mom/wife Addie by hor [...]

    27. Faulkner takes a complex and unique approach in recounting what is essentially a fairly lean story. But the magic is there in the execution - the characters and the atmosphere have real substance, and there is a sense of melancholy and futility that surrounds the novel. As in The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner creates intrigue through the withholding of information; subverting normal literary expectations and forcing the reader to continue, paying close attention to detail in order to complete the [...]

    28. It's a strange thing to say, but at 36 I don't know if I'm mature enough to read William Faulkner the way he should be read. First, I think that Faulkner is a quiet read. I think that his stories and books should be read quietly at a time in your life when your mind isn't clouded by muck. My mind is clouded by muck, thus I'm not sure if I'm ready to read this book. Sure, at the age of 32 I was ready to read his short stories -- that was a different time. I was living in Fujisawa, and my own moth [...]

    29. About a year ago a friend of mine got me this job in which I had to work for some sociologists who made researches about Mexican immigrants in the US. Basically, my job was to transcribe their recorded interviews, which I personally found pretty enjoyable — it was like listening to all those life stories, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes a blend of both. So the task was entertaining and the pay was good. However, like any job, it had some difficulties at first. I got to r [...]

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