Negro Cabin(5) in Light in August in Light in August (Location)

Display Label: 
Negro Cabin
Type: 
Cabin
Authority : 
Speculation
X: 
860
Y: 
1045
Description: 

The narrative account of Joe's flight across the landscape of Yoknapatawpha is alternately vivid and vague, making his route impossible to establish with any certainty. This cabin, for example, only exists in a memory Joe has sometime after he stopped there: "house or cabin, white or black: he could not remember which" until the "smell" of "negro" and "negro food" brings it back to him (334-35). In this memory it consists of people who flee "suddenly and in fear," a "table" and "food before him, appearing suddenly between long, limber black hands" (335). Locating it in the southwestern part of Yoknapatawpha is speculative, but consistent with the details the narrative does provide about Joe's wanderings.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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