• As I Lay Dying

    ???I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.??? ???William Faulkner on 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. Narrated in turn ??by each of the family members???including Addie herself???as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic.

  • Light in August

    ???Read, read, read. Read everything???trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You???ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you???ll find out. If it???s not, throw it out the window.??? ???William Faulkner, ,Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner???s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

  • The Sound and the Fury

    The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character???s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner???s masterpiece and ??one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.,???I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.??? ???from The Sound and the Fury