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Light in August (The Corrected Text)
by William Faulkner

Published: 1990-10-01
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“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” ...

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“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
 
Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

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Why Faulkner does not use a linear structure to tell his story?
What are some of the elements he uses to tell his story?
by KarenC (see profile) 10/25/13

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Narration by Will Patton
by KarenC (see profile) 10/25/13
I love to read the text while listening to a great narrator, and there is no better narrator for Southern or Western novels than Will Patton. Quite Excellent!!

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  "One of the Best Books Our Club has Read"by KarenC (see profile) 10/25/13

Numerous discussion questions for Light in August by William Faulkner-- so many there was not time to finish them all. This was our clubs/members first time reading Faulkner, and it was so good. You can... (read more)

 
  "Iight in August"by Carignan (see profile) 02/11/11

William Faulkner is able to create a picture of what the South was like post civil war.

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