Munich, Germany in The Mansion (Location)

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Munich
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Text (when unambiguous)
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2510
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1284
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Early in Chapter 9 Charles Mallison mentions "Munich," though his equivocation - "observed or celebrated or consecrated" - and his uncle Gavin's commentary - "It wont be long now" - are not transparent (229). The reference is to an agreement between Nazi Germany and the other major powers in western Europe that sanctioned Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia. While the British Prime Minister came back from Munich promising the agreement meant "peace for our time," Gavin's "it" refers to the inevitability of a major war. Like the novel's deployments of "Spain" and "Ethiopia," "Munich" connects Faulkner's north Mississippi county to the larger history of the modern world.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous

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