New York City in The Hamlet (Location)

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Harlem
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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2544
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848
Description: 

When describing the graveyard at the Old Frenchman's place, the narrator refers to the slaves buried there as "the progenitors of saxophone players in Harlem honkytonks" (375). This reference re-frames the narrative in both time and space, relocating it briefly from Yoknapatawpha in the present (the 1890s) and the past (the antebellum era of slavery) to the New York City of the 1920s, by which time large numbers of southern blacks had moved to the urban North and when jazz was in vogue among both white and black audiences.

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous
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