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Light in August

William Faulkner

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Chapters 1–2

Chapters 3–4

Chapters 5–6

Chapters 7–8

Chapters 9–11

Chapters 12–13

Chapters 14–15

Chapters 16–17

Chapters 18–19

Chapters 20–21

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Joe Christmas

by Lubasi, June 07, 2014

I think Joe Christmas' upbring is responsible for his complex behaviour in his adulthood. More often heredity creates individuals, but in the case of Joe Christmas its the environment in which lived that played a significant role in his creation. But what are the ramifications of Joe Christmas' biracial background?

Was Faulkner a racist?

by rhythmethod, June 11, 2014

I can't get past the ugly racism in this book. I'd like to think the racism belongs to the characters, but the author gives no reason for the reader to think it didn't belong to him as well.

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