Memphis: Miss Reba's in The Reivers (Location)

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Miss Reba's
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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657
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573
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What Boon calls "a kind a boarding house" is of course a brothel (93). Miss Reba's is in "Catalpa Street" - a "side street, almost a back alley" - "in a small grassless yard but with a sort of lattice vestibule like a well house at the front door" (137, 94, 96). Readers of Faulkner's Sanctuary (1931) will recognize the vestibule and the rest of Miss Reba's. In The Reivers it is decidedly less shady: there is a homelike quality to the way the 'girls' who work there are treated by Miss Reba and Mr. Binford, though the place's pretensions to gentility often wear thin.

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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