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“Lord, Comfort This House”

When pieces of literature illuminate each other

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Toward the middle of Faulkner’s too-often-overshadowed novel As I Lay Dying, the preacher Whitfield addresses mourners at the Bundren home, there to pay last respects to the matriarch, Addie. Seemingly solemnly, Whitfield explains that he was late — too late to administer last rites before Addie passed — because the bridge had gone out…

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Terry Barr

Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in One Table One World, The Riff, InTune, FanFare, SongStories, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Pop Off.

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