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Light in August Paperback – October 5, 2000
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Joe Christmas does not know whether he is black or white. Faulkner makes of Joe's tragedy a powerful indictment of racism; at the same time Joe's life is a study of the divided self and becomes a symbol of 20th century man. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Regardless, there are great chapters throughout DYING where the narrative is completely riveting. These describe the efforts of the Bundrens to cross a flood-swollen river, a fire in a barn, and the emergence of the backward Bundren family in modern Jefferson, escorted by soaring vultures. And, don't miss the wonderfully named Dewey Dell as she visits the pharmacies.
AS I LAY DYING isn't a masterpiece, like ABSALOM, ABSALOM! or THE HAMLET. Still, it's still great to see the amazing and sui generis Bill strut his stuff.
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