William Faulkner - Novels 1930 to 1935:As I Lay Dying - Sanctuary - Light in August - Pylon

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Between 1930 and 1935, William Faulkner came into full possession of the genius and creativity that made him America's greatest writer of the 20th century. "As I Lay Dying" is a dark comedy, full of horror and compassion, of a rural Mississippi family bearing the corpse of their matriarch to burial in town. "Sanctuary," a violent novel of sex and social class that moves from Mississippi back roads to the fleshpots of Memphis, features a sadistic gangster named Popeye and a debutante with an affinity for evil. "Light in August," a near-religious vision of the hopeful stubborness of ordinary life, is perhaps Faulkner's most moving work. "Pylon, " a tale of barnstorming aviators, examines bonds of loyalty and desire among three men and a woman. All are presented in restored texts as part of The Library of America's new, authoritative edition of Faulkner's complete works.
Publication Date: 
December 1, 1985