Guts

“And I did not think that Darl would, that sits at the supper table with his eyes gone further than the food and the lamp, full of the land dug out of his skull and the holes filled with distance beyond the land” (26-27).

“And that’s why I can talk to him with knowing with hating because he knows” (27).

comparison: “She hated her: She loved her” (Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway)

“It’s like everything in the world for me is inside a tub full of guts, so that you wonder how there can be any room in it for anything else very important” (58).

“He is his guts and I am my guts. And I am Lafe’s guts” (60).

“Go on, now, before that old green-eating tub of guts eats everything up from you” (63).

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. Vintage Books: New York. 1990.

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