Bundren House in As I Lay Dying (Location)

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Bundren House
Type: 
House
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1938
Y: 
1625
Description: 

The Bundrens' house is located at the top of a steep bluff, across the road from their cotton field. The house is described as "Tilting a little down the hill . . . a breeze draws through the hall all the time, upslanting" (19). To one side of the hall is the bedroom in which Addie dies. The bedroom window looks out to the yard near the front of the house where Cash builds her coffin. The house has a back porch on which the men gather that looks out over the ridge toward the rest of the farm, but the barn is not visible from it (59). There is a path that runs from the yard down to the foot of the bluff and past a spring to where the other farm buildings are located.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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