Warsaw, Poland in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Warsaw
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2515
Y: 
1285
Description: 

"Warsaw" (along with Dunkirk) appears in the narrative in its account of how black farmers and field hands in Yoknapatawpha left the region or became otherwise unavailable for working on the big plantations (193). The pairing with "Dunquerque" (as Faulkner spells it) makes it clear that the reference is to the beginning of World War II in Europe: Poland was invaded by the German army on 1 September 1939; the U.S. government began drafting young men, including young Negroes, in 1940.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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