Memphis in The Sound and the Fury (Location)

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Memphis
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Memphis is the major city in west Tennessee on the Mississippi River, separating the city from West Memphis in Arkansas. Characters in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha texts often link Memphis, the big city, with decadence. It is the home of Jason Compson's mistress Lorraine, who is presumably a prostitute. Specific Memphis locations mentioned in the novel are Beale Street, famous for its night clubs and brothels, and Gayoso Street, the site of the elegant Gayoso Hotel.

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