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Questions related to the 1930 novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Use this tag with the [william-faulkner] tag.

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What kind of name is Vardaman?

As I Lay Dying is one of my favorite Faulkner novels, but I always come back to the thought: "Who on earth names their kid Vardaman?" Don't get me wrong, I love the name, and Vardaman is my ...
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Who is the mysterious stranger at the end of Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying"?

Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is, on the whole, a realistic novel which seeks to portray the misery of poverty in the deep south. However, the ending very much took me by surprise. Anse, the father of ...
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Repetition in Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying"

While reading As I Lay Dying, I noticed that the characters repeat certain phrases a great deal. Here's an example from one of Tull's chapters which shows the same two phrases recurring three times in ...
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How are "sin and love and fear" "just sounds" in Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying"?

I lighted upon this quote from Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying on WikiQuote: He did not know that he was dead, then. Sometimes I would lie by him in the dark, hearing the land that was now of my ...