Memphis in "The Tall Men" (Location)

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Memphis
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2324
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271
Description: 

Memphis, Tennessee, is the closest large city to the area of Mississippi in which Faulkner locates Yoknapatawpha, and as such is often visited by many characters for many reasons throughout his fiction. In this story it is evoked both as the place where the McCallums sell the "horses and mules" they breed and raise (55), and as the place where Buddy tells his sons to go as "the quickest place to enlist" in the army (51). The location in Memphis he tells them to leave his truck - "the Gayoso Feed Company" (53) - links the two contexts together.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous
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