Mallisons' Farm in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

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Mallisons' Farm
Type: 
Farm
Authority : 
Speculation
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1322
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533
Description: 

"Pa's farm," as Chick calls it, is far enough from the Mallison house in town that the family has to hire a car to drive to it (69). Mr. Mallison is not a farmer, and hasn't even been out to the farm for at least several months (70), but in several of the Yoknapatawpha fictions there are similar references to working farms owned by older upper class Yoknapatawpha families who live in town. "Hogs" are among the products raised on the Mallisons' farm (69), probably for the family's own use rather than commercially; the point of such farms seems to be to give the town's aristocracy a way to stay connected with rural Southern traditions.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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