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This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1985 corrected text and is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations. #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Backgrounds and Contexts#xE2;#x80;#x9D; is divided into three sections, each of which includes a concise introduction by Michael Gorra that carefully frames the issues presented, with particular attention to As I Lay Dying#xE2;#x80;#x99;s place in Faulkner#xE2;#x80;#x99;s literary life. #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Contemporary Reception#xE2;#x80;#x9D; reprints American, English, and French reviews by Clifton Fadiman, Henry Nash Smith, Edwin Muir, and Maurice Coindreau, among others, along with Valery Larbaud#xE2;#x80;#x99;s never-before-translated preface to the first French edition of the novel. #xE2;#x80;#x9C;The Writer and His Work#xE2;#x80;#x9D; examines Faulkner#xE2;#x80;#x99;s claim to have written the novel in six weeks without changing a word. It includes his comments on the book#xE2;#x80;#x99;s composition along with his later thoughts on and changing opinions of it, sample pages from the manuscript, his Nobel Prize address, and the little-known short story in which he first used the title. #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Cultural Context#xE2;#x80;#x9D; reprints an essay by Carson McCullers and an excerpt from James Agee#xE2;#x80;#x99;s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men along with other materials that address questions of Southern Agrarianism and the Southern grotesque. #xE2;#x80;#x9C;Criticism#xE2;#x80;#x9D; begins with the editor#xE2;#x80;#x99;s introduction to As I Lay Dying#xE2;#x80;#x99;s critical history and scholarly reception. Eleven major essays are provided by Olga W. Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Calvin Bedient, Andr#xC3;#xA9; Bleikasten, Eric Sundquist, Stephen M. Ross, Doreen Fowler, Patrick O#xE2;#x80;#x99;Donnell, Richard Gray, John Limon, and Donald M. Kartiganer. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

Table of Contents

Note on the Text
The Text of As I Lay Dying
Backgrounds and Contexts
Contemporary Reception
Beside Addie's Coffin
Literature and Less
Morbidity in Fiction
A Troubled Vision
The School of Cruelty
William Faulkner
"Preface" to Tandis que j'agonise
From New Novels
The Writer and His Work
As I Lay Dying
Introduction to the Modern Library edition of Sanctuary
An Introduction for The Sound and the Fury
Address upon Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature
The Paris Review Interview
Class Conferences at the University of Virginia
Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi [Map]
Sample pages from the manuscript and carbon typescript of As I Lay Dying
Cultural Context
The Russian Realists and Southern Literature
Benighted South
The Hind Tit
The Gudger House
From Pills, Petticoats and Plows: The Southern Country Store
Thirty-Sixth Biennial Report of the Mississippi State Insane Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi. From July 1, 1925 to June 30, 1927
The Dimension of Consciousness
Odyssey of the Bundrens
Pride and Nakedness: As I Lay Dying
The Setting
Death, Grief, Analogous Form: As I Lay Dying
Mimetic Voice
Matricide and the Mother's Revenge: As I Lay Dying
Between the Family and the State: Nomadism and Authority in As I Lay Dying
A Southern Carnival
Addie in No Man's Land
"By It I Would Stand or Fall": Life and Death in As I Lay Dying
A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
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