Liked The Avid Reader: Helen Schulman on As I Lay Dying (Literary Hub)
More astonishing to me was that in mining his charactersโ€™ thoughts and private struggles, Faulkner used elevated maximalist language, the poetic and truest manifestation of these poor country peopleโ€™s psyches and soulsโ€”and not the inarticulate staccato utterances that we hear realistically employed in active dialogue in scenes. This lashing together of characters and readers, through the tongues of the angels, is I think the most brilliant of all his moves. I felt as if knew each one to the marrow, their secrets and their sorrows, and most intriguingly to me their selfish inner motivations, the motors that made them run.