Northwest Road|Jefferson to Memphis in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

Display Label: 
Road to Sutpen's
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Faulkner map
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1021
Y: 
555
Description: 

Sutpen's Hundred is "a twelve mile drive" from Jefferson (15). According to Rosa, Sutpen turns the road "into a race track" on Sunday mornings (15). When she and Quentin travel the road on a hot September night in 1909, he describes it this way: "the trees along the road not rising soaring as trees should but squatting like huge fowl, their leaves ruffled and heavily separate like the feathers of panting fowls, heavy with sixty days of dust, the roadside undergrowth coated with heat-vulcanised dust" (143). Beyond Sutpen's place the road goes on to Memphis.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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