Hunting Camp in "Delta Autumn" in The Reivers (Location)

Display Label: 
1940 Hunting Camp
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Other Text(s)
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Description: 

"By 1940," Lucius tells his grandson, the Yoknapatawpha hunting party had to "drive two hundred miles over paved highways to find enough wilderness to pitch tents in" (21). He does not indicate what direction they drive in, but there is good reason to assume that Faulkner is thinking of the site in the Mississippi Delta where Ike McCaslin and the other men who originally hunted at de Spain's camp pitch their tents in the short story "Delta Autumn," which was published in 1942, and set on the eve of America's entrance into the Second World War. That camp is also described as "two hundred miles" from Jefferson.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
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