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Light in August
     

Light in August

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by W. Faulkner
 

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ISBN-13:
9780099283157
Publisher:
Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random
Publication date:
10/28/2000

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Light in August 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first time reading a Faulkner novel but it will not be the last. This book is just so wonderful. Lots of symbolism. I would say this book is not for the impatient reader, but it makes you realize how some author's are really light weights. I would most surely recommend this for book discussions. I really enjoyed being in the old South!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though complex, this is a very approachable book, far from the modernist experimentation on books lik As I Lay Dying or The Sound and the Fury. A book about race but the character has so little black blood that he can easily pass. Yet his profound secret makes him restless and violent accepted by neither blacks nor whites. The other story in this novel is that of a strong young Alabama woman pregnant and abandoned by her one night stand. Faulkner creates a strong female heroine unencumbered by either the social dogma of unwed pregnancy or her gender in a time when society would assign her the role ou outcast. Although their stories overlap only in the father of the baby, their stories combine to show a changing South the violence to come from those who hold to the established structure of Southern culture and the forces that will destroy this culture quiet soon. Well worth reading both for those well acquainted with Faulkner and for those waiting to fall in love with his page-long sentences, his profound descriptions, and his heartbreaking picture of a flawed yet beautiful time that will soon end.
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