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Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

By André Bleikasten

Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253201594

Published 1973

As I Lay Dying: A Concordance to the Novel

By Jack L. Capps

Faulkner Concordance Advisory Board

ISBN: 0835702545

William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying: A Critical Casebook

By Diane L. Cox


ISBN: 0824092287

Published 1984

Annotations to As I Lay Dying

By Diane C. Luce


ISBN: 0824042336

Published 1990

As I Lay Dying: Manuscript

By Thomas McHaney and Joseph Blotner (eds.)


ISBN: 0824068092

Published 1987

As I Lay Dying: Stories out of Stories

By Warwick Wadlington

Twayne Masterwork Studies

Twayne Publishers


ISBN: 080578070X


ISBN: 0805781153

Published 1992

Recalcitrance, Faulkner, and the Professors: A Critical Fiction

By Austin Wright

University of Iowa Press


ISBN: 0877452857


ISBN: 0877453012

Published 1990


Barron's Book Notes on William Faulnker's As I Lay Dying

Barrons Educational Series


ISBN: 081203502X

Published 1985

Cliffs Notes on Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

Cliffs Notes


ISBN: 0822002108

Published 1969

Maxnotes: As I Lay Dying

Research & Education Association


ISBN: 087891059X

Published 1996


Bundren Family Genealogy
Recommended Critical Studies
Character List

Recommended Criticism

Wadlington, Warwick. As I Lay Dying: Stories out of Stories. Twayne Masterwork Studies No. 102. New York: Twayne, 1992.

This is an excellent study of the novel. Wadlington approaches the novel from a number of perspectives, beginning with an examination of the social milieu in which the novel is set, and proceeds to examine critics’ perceptions of the novel. His chief concern is for the sociology and culture depicted in the novel: what is meant by “family,” why the Bundrens’ journey is such an “outrage” to the community, and how the “master cultural story” of economics influences the actions and events in the novel.

    Note on the references and acknowledgments
    Chronology: William Faulkner’s life and works

    Literary and Historical Context
  1. Cultural Stories: The Roading Twenties, the Great Depression, and the Rise of the “Rednecks”
  2. Stories out of Stories I: The Novel’s Impact
  3. Stories out of Stories II: The Critics Comment
    A Reading
  1. What Kind of Book Is This? Outrage and Family Secrets
  2. “I would be I”: Fragments of Collective Action
  3. Making the Invisible Visible
  4. Sacred Economics in Yoknapatawpha
  5. Life after “Meet Mrs. Bundren”: Looking Beyond

    Notes and References

Character List

Names in bold face indicate major or significant characters.



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