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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
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karen i know, i know.

i'm disappointed in myself, too...


Gary Karen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Consider yourself chastised.


karen oh, i accept that. and i don't even remember why i didn't like it. this is something i read like 20 years ago, and i just did not like it. i am going to read another one before the year is out, to try to fix this.


message 4: by Gary (last edited May 24, 2012 07:26AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Gary they say to fully appreciate faulkner....you need to read his books more then once. maybe read it again.... THE SOUND AND FURY is a great book too, but harder to read. I have found you have to be in the frame of mind to be willing to concentrate. If you are not there..... you're better off reading nora roberts, or something.... faulkner deserves to be fully treasured..... I think the man is great.Just a bit of Faulkner advice given there.

I know a professor that teaches Faulkner and runs THE FAULKNER CENTER at the university he teaches in. He also went to school at Ole Miss, which is where Faulkner lived at Oxford, Mississippi. I've been to Faulkner's home,and gravesite.

Interested in the website of the Faulkner Center????? I can share it with you,and my experience of visiting it one summer with my bookclub , if you are interested, my dear......


karen sure - share away!

i am capable of concentration, not that my recent selections are any indication. after the frenzy of june and ALA are behind me, my concentration skills will return, and i will be able to handle more strenuous reading material.


Gary This university has a collection of first edition faulkner books,and memoribilia worth millions of dollars. We had a 3 hour tour with Dr. Hamblin personally talking to us. We had a great time. I held the actually typed pages of the screenplay of TO HAVE AND TO HAVE NOT that Faulkner typed and touched himself..... I had to wear special gloves.

You should see the movie. It's wonderful.

He and Hemingway hated each other...btw. Funny!

gary


karen oh, that's so cool! it must be so neat to see original artifacts. i was so cross that i couldn't get at byron's personal, annotated, books at the morgan.

glass cannot keep me back!!

but it totally did.


Gary Dr. Hamblin opened glass doors and let us hold,and look at stuff. He doesn't do that for just anyone....I felt very bless and privileged. Very nice guy!


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