Reviews

  • "A masterpiece of dark humour"

    Daily Express
  • "The greatest American writers of the last century were William Faulkner and Saul Bellow...As I Lay Dying and The Adventures of Augie March: it's hard to think of two better novels written in this country in any century"

    Philip Roth, Observer
  • "One of America's greatest writers"

    The Times
  • "A beautiful novel"

    Independent
  • "By universal consent of critics and common readers, Faulkner is now recognised as the strongest American novelist of the century, clearly surpassing (Ernest) Hemingway and (Scott) Fitzgerald, and standing as an equal in the sequence that includes Hawthorne, Melville, Mark Twain and Henry James . . . As I Lay Dying may be the most original novel ever written by an American"

    Harold Bloom