Mississippi River in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Mississippi River and Towns
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
2374
Y: 
974
Description: 

The Mississippi River and the towns that grew up along its banks - "St Louis, Paducah, Memphis, Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge" (82) - appears in the novel as a major element in the historical story that Yoknapatawpha is part of. The antebellum era as a "new age" for the nation flows through the "vast single net of commerce webbed and veined [by the waters of] the mid-continent's fluvial embracement" (83). Jefferson lies "about midway between" the River and the Natchez Trace (6).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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