Alabama in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

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Display Label: 
Alabama
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
2429
Y: 
381
Description: 

Alabama appears peripherally in the novel as the place where [Nathan Bedford] Forrest is fighting as the Civil War draws to a close (184) and the place where Popeye is "hanged for a murder he did not commit" (114). It figures more directly as the site of "the small hill farm" (185) about "a hundred miles" from Jefferson (203) that is owned by the family of the Confederate lieutenant with whom Cecilia Farmer falls in love. The narrative never takes us there, but does evoke the "churns and stoves and brooms and stacks of wood" of life on such a farm (203).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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