"The People" of Yoknapatawpha

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"The People" of Yoknapatawpha
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Unnamed People of Yoknapatawpha
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Multiracial Group
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Multi Gender Group
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MultiClass Group
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Peripheral
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Alive
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In his narrative Chick refers once to "all the people in our country - the Negroes, the hill people, the rich flatland plantation owners" (91). Chick is explaining that, despite his uncle Gavin's formal education at Harvard and Heidelberg, he knows how to talk to "all the people" so that they understand him. This is a rare passage in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, in which the population of the county is aggregated across racial and class lines.

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