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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Perhaps Faulkner's Most Accessible Masterpiece

As I Lay Dying reviewed

So accessible, indeed that a good many students in high school read it.  I did.  I didn't get much out of it at that time except a life-long abiding love for Faulkner.  I didn't attempt much more at that time, but have dipped in from time to time, returning within the past three or four years to discover a deep an wide treasure-trove of story-telling and technique.  For those with fear of Faulkner, As I Lay Dying is a very good place to start--accessible, but still deep within the Faulknerian technique and sensibility.

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