October 21, 2011
How the Bundren Family’s Journey to Bury Their Dying Matriarch Speaks to Life as Much as Death
Faulkner was a “Southern” writer, in the vein of Flannery O’Connor, but like O’Connor, his works tend to speak to larger themes. His third novel, As I Lay Dying, concerns a relatively simple set of events: the death of the Bundren family matriarch, and their difficult subsequent journey through the countryside to bury her body.
Read the full article at SevenPonds Blog