Cambridge: Italian Neighborhood in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

Display Label: 
Italian Immigrant Neighborhood
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
1605
Y: 
257
Description: 

In the early twentieth century most of the Italian immigrants in Boston lived in the densely populated North End, east of Cambridge and right up against the harbor. The neighborhood full of "new Italian families" that Faulkner creates is in the opposite direction (129). Quentin is led into it by the mysteriously silent little girl he encounters in the bakery. Its "shabby streets" with broken sidewalks lead to houses like the one with a "pink garment hanging in the wind from an upper window" (131). Quentin cannot find the girl's home, and cannot imagine himself at home in this new urban, ethnic America.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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Location