Gowan Stevens

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Gowan Stevens
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Stevens, Gowan
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Stevens
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Date of Birth: 
Monday, January 1, 1906 to Friday, December 31, 1909
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
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Biography: 

SY: Gowan is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, and likes to claim that he learned there both how to hold his liquor and how to be a gentleman. In fact, his inability either to stay sober or to act chivalrously proves disastrous for Temple, and he is last heard from sneaking off into exile from Yoknapatawpha. Requiem for a Nun (1951) is in part the story of Gowan's belated attempt to redeem himself.

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