Memphis: Union Station in The Reivers (Location)

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Union Station
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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710
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620
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The real Union Station in Memphis was right where the novel says it is, between "Second and Third streets" (137). But Faulkner gets ahead of history when he uses it as a location for this story set in 1905, since the station - only two blocks from Memphis' older Central Station - didn't open until 1912. Boon and Lucius buy their tickets for Parsham inside the "depot" (161), but spend a lot more time in the trainyard: a "maze of loading platforms and tracks" in which stands the empty boxcar they load the horse into (141).

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Site of Event
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Continuous

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