Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, 1st Edition

  • Claudia Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737768053
  • ISBN-13: 9780737768053
  • DDC: 813.52
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 148 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This volume explores William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying through the lens of family dysfunction. Coverage includes an examination of Faulkner's life and influences; a look at key ideas related to family dysfunction and As I Lay Dying—for example, the role of maternal influence and sibling rivalry; and contemporary perspectives on family dysfunction, such as the effects of emotional neglect and the phenomenon that some women lack maternal instincts.

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