As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text

Vintage - Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic. Before i ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall. William faulkner on as i lay dying as i lay dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother.

This edition reproduces the corrected text of As I Lay Dying as established in 1985 by Noel Polk. Narrated in turn  by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as others the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Great product! I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force.





The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text

Vintage - Because no battle is ever won he said. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character’s voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner’s masterpiece and  one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. The sound and the fury is the tragedy of the compson family, neurotic Quentin; Jason, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant.

. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools. From the sound and the Fury Vintage.





Light in August

Vintage International/Random House - Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Vintage International Random House. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window. William faulkner light in august, dauntless lena grove, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, a desperate, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

Read, read, read. Read! you’ll absorb it. Then write. Read everything—trash, good and bad, classics, and see how they do it. Vintage.





Absalom, Absalom! The Corrected Text

Vintage - Vintage. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. Read, read, read. Vintage International Random House. Read! you’ll absorb it. If it’s not, throw it out the window. William faulkner absalom, absalom! is faulkner’s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who comes to Jefferson, Mississippi, in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness.

. He was a man, faulkner said, “who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him. Vintage. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.





The Things They Carried

Mariner Books - The things They Carried. A classic work of american literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, imagination, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The things they carried depicts the men of alpha company: jimmy cross, and the character Tim O’Brien, Henry Dobbins, Mitchell Sanders, Rat Kiley, Kiowa, Norman Bowker, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.

Vintage. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. Vintage. Vintage International Random House.





Heart of Darkness Dover Thrift Editions

Dover Publications - The tale concerns the journey of the narrator Marlow up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Vintage International Random House. Although polish by birth, is considered by many his "most famous, first published in 1902, Joseph Conrad 1857–1924 is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, finest, and Heart of Darkness, and most enigmatic story.

Encyclopaedia Britannica. It is a book no serious student of literature can afford to miss. Vintage. The things They Carried. Vintage. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence. In its combination of narrative and symbolic power, masterly character study and acute psychological penetration, Heart of Darkness ranks as a landmark of modern fiction.

Heart of Darkness Dover Thrift Editions - Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Dover Publications.





No One Writes to the Colonel: and Other Stories Perennial Classics

Harper Perennial - Harper Perennial. Written with compassionate realism and wit, of memories and illusions, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Vintage. Dover Publications.

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Beloved

Vintage - Vintage International Random House. Harper Perennial. And sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Sethe, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, its protagonist, but eighteen years later she is still not free. The things They Carried.

Dover Publications. Vintage. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Vintage. Vintage. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by pbS’s The Great American ReadStaring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.





Life of Pi

Mariner Books - Mariner Books. Vintage. Vintage. The ship sinks. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. Harper Perennial. When pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, his only companions a hyena, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. The japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth.

Life of Pi - After hours of coercion, pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true? Vintage. Dover Publications. The things They Carried. Vintage International Random House.





Long Day's Journey into Night

Yale University Press - Long day’s journey into Night is the most remarkable achievement of one of the world’s greatest dramatists. Jose quintero “the play is an invaluable key to its author’s creative evolution. It serves as the rosetta Stone of O’Neill’s life and art. Barbara gelb “the definitive edition of a ‘play of old sorrow, ’ as O’Neill described it in dedicating it to his wife, written in tears and blood, Carlotta.

Boston Globe Vintage. This edition, coincides with a new production of the play starring Brian Dennehy, which includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom, which opens in Chicago in January 2002 and in New York in April. By common consent, long day’s Journey into Night is Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece. First published by yale university press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies.

Long Day's Journey into Night - . Vintage. Mariner Books. Harper Perennial. The helplessness of family love to sustain, the wounds of marriage, have never been so remorselessly and so pathetically portrayed, let alone heal, of parenthood, and of sonship, and with a force of gesture too painful ever to be forgotten by any of us.





Narrative: The Basics

Routledge - The things They Carried. Mariner Books. Vintage International Random House. With an emphasis on applying theory to example studies, it is an ideal introduction to the current study of narrative. Yale University Press. Vintage. Dover Publications. Vintage. Harper Perennial. Routledge. Vintage. Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, narrative: the basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of narrative forms to answer key questions including: What is narrative? What are the "universals" of narrative? What is the relationship between narrative and ideology? Does the reader have a role in narrative? Has the digital age brought radically new forms of narrative? Each chapter introduces key theoretical terms, providing thinking points and suggestions for further study.