Memphis in Intruder in the Dust (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Memphis
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2324
Y: 
271
Description: 

Memphis is the closest city to Jefferson - about 75 miles away. Famed for its nightlife, it often figures in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha fictions as the place where the males of the county go to misbehave: in this novel, it's mentioned as one of the places where the men who hang around in the barbershop and pool hall during the week go "on weekends" to spend their money in brothels (42). Two other ways that Memphis appears in Intruder in the Dust are: the big city where Sheriff Hampton would find a ballistics expert, and the commercial hub that is the home of the "ultimate consignee" of the lumber that Crawford Gowrie and Jake Montgomery are harvesting in Beat Four (223).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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