Sutpen Graveyard in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

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Display Label: 
Sutpen Graveyard
Type: 
Cemetery
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
913
Y: 
207
Description: 

Like several other Yoknapatawpha families, the Sutpens have their own graveyard. It is "half a mile" from the big house (153), in a "clump of cedars on the crest of the hill" (153). Thomas and Ellen Sutpen are buried there under the big tombstones made from imported marble. Charles Bon and Bon's son and Judith Sutpen are also buried there, under smaller stones - Judith's is "at the opposite side" of the cemetery from the other four (170). The epitaphs are notable for what they clarify (including a number of specific dates), what they misrepresent, and what they leave out about the relationships among the dead who lie there.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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