Reflexivity in the Narrative Technique of 'As I Lay Dying'
English Language Notes, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1990
6 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2010
Date Written: 1988
This paper offers a metafictional reading of William Faulkner's novel 'As I Lay Dying,' (1930), a reading which goes beyond the usual mimetic interpretation of this novel as an exploration of the characters' psychology. Faulkner's writing also explores and allegorizes itself, through the creation of paradoxical narrative forms which carry out an implicit meditation on the modernist problematics of narrative representation.
Keywords: Narrative Fiction, Modernism, William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, Metafiction, Reflexivity
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