Ridge in The Town (Location Key)


This place on one of the higher spots in Yoknapatawpha serves Faulkner in The Town as a vantage point from which to take a very self-reflexive look down on his county, and implicitly, back over the thirty years that he's been creating and re-creating it - though he uses Gavin Stevens as the perspective from which to view the place and his achievement. "Beyond Seminary Hill," the "mild unhurried farm road" that Gavin is driving along "mounts to cross the ridge and to join the main highway leading from Jefferson to the world" (330). Pausing atop this ridge, Gavin gazes at "all Yoknapatawpha" spread out beneath him, and muses on its natural landscape and its human history (330).

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