Sunday, April 03, 2011

Ten of the best teeth in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best teeth in literature.

One entry on the list:
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Anse cares more about the forthcoming purchase of new false teeth than anything else. When his wife Addie dies, he is determined to get her body to her hometown of Jefferson so that he can also get those teeth. He succeeds, and manages to find a new wife, too.
Read about another book on the list.

As I Lay Dying
is on Jon McGregor's list of the top ten dead bodies in literature, Roy Blount Jr.'s list of five favorite books of Southern humor, and James Franco's six best books list.

--Marshal Zeringue