Memphis: Grotto in Sanctuary (Location)

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Display Label: 
Grotto Club
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Speculation
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1093
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217
Description: 

The Grotto where Popeye takes Temple to confront Red and which also serves as the site of Red's chaotic funeral service is Faulkner's representation of an underworld speakeasy and nightclub, where women in red dresses and gum-chewing men meet to drink illegal liquor, dance to jazz music and shoot dice at the crap table. It is somewhere beyond "the outskirts of the city" and the developing "broad, dark subdivisions" (232), but it could be in any direction from Miss Reba's.

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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