Light in August

Light in August

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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.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
Edition: Vintage international ed.
ISBN: 9780679732266
Branch Call Number: FICTION Faulkner William
Characteristics: 512 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jan 02, 2016

A phenomenal book; subtle, soft, bloody, mysterious. All that and pleasurable to read, especially in comparison with 'The Sound and the Fury'.


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