Mottstown in As I Lay Dying (Location)

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Mottson
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1315
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Faulkner usually refers to the town this novel calls "Mottson" as "Mottstown." It is not in Yoknapatawpha, but the next town to the south. It figures in a number of Faulkner's fictions, from The Sound and the Fury to The Town. In As I Lay Dying it is where the flood forces the Bundrens to go in order to get to Jefferson. They visit the hardware store and the drugstore, and in the street Anse has an argument with the marshal about the smell of Addie's dead body.

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