Friday, October 1, 2010

Feature Fridays

Today's classic is Light in August (1932) by William Faulkner.

A landmark in American fiction, Light in August explores Faulkner's central theme: the nature of evil. Joe Christmas - a man doomed, deracinated and alone - wanders the Deep South in search of an identity, and a place in society. After killing his perverted God-fearing lover, it becomes inevitable that he is pursued by a lynch-hungry mob. Yet after the sacrifice, there is new life, a determined ray of light in Faulkner's complex and tragic world.

Time included the novel in its 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

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