Beat Nine in The Mansion (Location)

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Display Label: 
Beat Nine
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
1835
Y: 
410
Description: 

Yoknapatawpha, like real Mississippi counties, is divided into administrative districts called "beats." In all the rest of Faulkner's fictions, the highest number assigned any beat in Yoknapatawpha is 5, but in The Mansion the narrative refers to the section "way up" in Yoknapatawpha where the Nub Gowrie makes his moonshine as "Beat Nine" (67). In Intruder in the Dust (1948), Nub lives in Beat Four, in the county's northeast. Although we don't know why Faulkner chose to renumber the beat, we are locating Nine in that same northeast corner.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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