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Questions about the works of William Faulkner (1897-1962) or his life as a writer.

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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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What does it mean when Faulkner says: “The will of man to prevail“?

I am reading Faulkner in the University (edited by Frederick L. Gwynn and Joseph L. Blotner. University of Virginia Press, 1995) and some parts are ambiguous for me. What does he mean when he says “...
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