Roads between Doane's Mill and Jefferson in Light in August (Location)

Display Label: 
Lena's Roads
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
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2390
Y: 
315
Description: 

After leaving Doane's Mill to find Lucas Burch, Lena spends "almost four weeks" before she gets to the Yoknapatawpha road she is walking along at the start of the novel. We can assume the roads she has traveled have mainly been unpaved and rural. The narrative describes them as "a peaceful corridor paved with unflagging and tranquil faith and people with kind and nameless faces and voices" (7). She passes through towns called "Pocahontas" (7) and "Springvale" (8), which may be located in Faulkner's imagination near where the real towns of Pocahontas, Alabama, and Springville, Mississippi, can be found. No matter the exact route, she has traveled "a fur piece," as she puts it to herself (3).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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