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As I Lay Dying (1930): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

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Reference Material

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience
  • American Writers [vol 2]
  • A Companion to Faulkner Studies
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 28, 52, 68] - check under As I Lay Dying in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
  • Critical Companion to William Faulkner
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 1]
  • Encyclopedia of Southern Literature
  • Faulkner's People: A Complete Guide and Index to Characters in the Fiction of William Faulkner
  • A Glossary of Faulkner's South
  • Masterplots [vol 1]
  • Modern American Literature [vols 1, 4, 5, 6]
  • Notable American Novelists [vol 1]
  • Novels for Students [vol 8]
  • A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: The Novels
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 141, 170] - look for As I Lay Dying in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 142] - locate the topical essay "Southern Gothic Literature"
    • [vol 170] - locate the topical essay "The Influence of William Faulkner"
  • Who's Who in Faulkner
  • William Faulkner
  • William Faulkner A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Faulkner, William

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about William Faulkner, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

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