St. Louis in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Frony lives here after her marriage.

Mississippi State Insane Asylum (Jackson) in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum - referred to in the text as the "the State Asylum in Jackson" (331) - was located in that city, the state capital, until 1935.

Memphis in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

The real city of Memphis, Tennessee, is the closest city to Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha, and it occurs frequently in his fiction. The "Appendix" mentions four different places in the city. "The Negro residence section" of Memphis is where Dilsey lives in the 1940s (336), and "Memphis's Beale Street," where Dilsey's son "TP" is depicted at the end, was well-known by the early 20th century for its nightlife (343). When Melissa Meek travels from Jefferson to Memphis, she arrives and departs from the "bus terminal" (337).

Cannebiere, France in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Cannebiere is the name of a historic street in the old quarter of Marseilles, France. By "a Cannebiere backdrop," the narrative probably refers not just to the "mountains" and the "sea," but also to the elegant life found there during the district's heyday between the two World Wars, when its cafes and hotels and boutiques were frequently by members of high society (334).

Resaca, Georgia in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Resaca, a town in northwestern Georgia, was the site of a three-day battle in May, 1864, during the Union Army's campaign to capture Atlanta.

Shiloh in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Located in southwestern Tennessee, Shiloh was the location of a major Civil War battle on April 6-7, 1862. On the second day it turned into a Confederate defeat, though there's no indication of how General Compson himself "failed" there (329).

Natchez Trace in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Jason Compson travels to Yoknapatawpha from Kentucky along the "Natchez Trace" (328), a 440-mile trail originally created by the Indians between the sites of Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi. It linked three rivers - the Cumberland, the Tennessee and the Mississippi - and passed through northeast Mississippi. In 18th and early 19th centures, it served as a major overland route for traders and settlers.

New Orleans in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

The imported furniture in the original Compson mansion travels "by steamboat from France and New Orleans" (328).

France in "Appendix, Compson" (Location)

Much of the furniture inside the original Compson mansion was imported from France (328). Caddy Compson's last known address is also in France: she "vanished in Paris with the German occupation, 1940," during World War II (332).

"That Will Be Fine", 271 (Event)



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