County, based on his home, Lafayette County, Mississippi. As is many of Faulkner's works, the story is set in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, which Faulkner referred to as "my apocryphal county a fictional rendition of the writer's home of Lafayette County in the same state. Even the most basic of stories a journey from location A to location B is actually a patchwork of perspectives, opinions, and points of view. The novel was adapted for the screen by James Franco and Matt Rager. The family's trek by wagon begins, with Addie's non-embalmed body in the coffin. What is particularly breathtaking about Faulkners novel is the way it fuses somehow regional forms (such as the tall tale) and at times really quite startling techniques we might more readily associate with an experimental modernism.
Toward the end of the book, when he is working on Cash's leg, Peabody gives an excellent assessment of Anse and the entire Bundren family from the perspective of the community at large. 20 Theatre adaptation edit An adaptation of the novel was presented by Theatre Smith-Gilmour from March 831, 2013, at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bookmark this page, as I Lay Dying is told in individual sections, so that the narration of the story shifts from one character to another. Dewey Dell Bundren Dewey Dell is the only daughter of Anse and Addie Bundren; at seventeen years old, she is the second youngest of the Bundren children. Retrieved April 2, 2014. To hear William Faulkner tell it, to write As I Lay Dying he took this family and subjected them to the two greatest catastrophes which man can suffer flood and fire, thats all. And that's the point. And Darl sometimes tells of events that have not yet occurred or that he cannot possibly know about for example, his narration of Addies death.