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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
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Sep 13, 10

it was amazing
Read in August, 2010

I loved this tragicomedy about the Bundren family's odyssey to carry out Addie's desire to be buried in her hometown. The Bundrens are simple, unsophisticated country folk in Mississippi. The story of their travels and travails is told in a patchwork of short chapters from the points of view of more than a dozen people, including Addie. It takes a few chapters to figure out who each character is, but each one takes you into his/her mind with tantalizing tidbits of information that gradually helps you put the entire story together. The imagery and poetry of Faulkner's language is beautiful. I was deeply moved by the heart-rending simplicity, loyalty, good intentions and personal limitations of each member of the Bundren family. The journey with Addie's casket in the back of their wagon was painful, ridiculous, humorous and certainly unforgettable.
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