Frenchman's Bend in "Centaur in Brass" (Location)

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Frenchman's Bend
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Event
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1600
Y: 
1440
Description: 

Although the place where Flem Snopes' story begins is never given a name in this story, from many other sources we know that it is the area of Yoknapatawpha called Frenchman's Bend. In the Yoknapatawpha fictions as a group, "the Bend" is defined as the socio-economic and cultural opposite of both "the town," i.e. Jefferson, and the large plantations on the flat rich land to the north of town. Most of the inhabitants of Frenchman's Bend are small farmers and tenant farmers.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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