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1559 Unnamed Mother of Belle and Joan

Mentioned only briefly in Flags in the Dust, in the summary account of Joan Heppleton's life, the woman who is both her and Belle Mitchell's mother is identified by her "ready tearful uncomplaint" (322).

2244 Unnamed Mother in Beyond

This is the mother whom Judge Allison meets in "Beyond," a young woman who wears "a plain, brushed, worn cape" with "a plain, bright, pleasant face" and "a pleasant, tranquil voice" (791). When she first appears she is "carrying a child" (791), but she does not provide any details about her previous existence. She treats her son "with an air fond and unconcerned," soothing him when he fusses and doling out toys to him (793). Ingersoll tells the judge to "Follow her" (791).

1623 Unnamed Morale Worker

This is the woman whom Caspey calls "one of dese army upliftin' ladies" when he describes meeting her on an abandoned battle field in Flags in the Dust (61). During the War, women volunteered to give aid and comfort to the American doughboys through a variety of organizations, including the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the YMCA. All we are told about this woman is that she was looking for souvenirs, "German bayonets and belt-buckles" (61).

1136 Unnamed Moonshiner 2

Intruder in the Dust includes the story of the Frenchman's Bend man who has been making moonshine whiskey "for years bothering nobody," until his wife and another local woman start feuding (227).

600 Unnamed Moonshiner 1

In "Pantaloon in Black" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, the moonshiner from whom Rider buys whiskey is described as "an unshaven white man" standing at the door of "a hut, a hovel" in the river swamp (246, 140). He is repeatedly referred to as "the white man" during the exchange with Rider. But he expresses concern about Rider's state of mind, and tries to "give" him a pint if Rider will give back the gallon he just bought for "four silver dollars" (246, 140).

1315 Unnamed Moonshine Buyers 2

The "regular customers" for Lucas Beauchamp's moonshine - whom he thinks of in "A Point of Law" as his "established clientele" (213-14) and in Go Down, Moses as his "established trade" (35) - are not described in either text. It can safely be assumed from the other fictions that all are male. And given the way moonshine is bought and consumed throughout Faulkner's fiction, it is probably safe to assume they are of both races and from various levels of Yoknapatawpha society.

2137 Unnamed Moonshine Buyers 1

In Light in August Joe Christmas and Joe Brown make enough money selling illegal whiskey in Jefferson to quit their jobs at the planing mill and buy a car. The narrative refers several times to the men who buy from them, but the closest it ever comes to individualizing these customers is when it says that the "young men and even boys" in town all know that they can purchase whiskey "from Brown almost on sight" (46).

3175 Unnamed Mohammedan Prince

One of the more exotic characters in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, this "Mohammedan" prince has a "European mistress" in Requiem for a Nun; he never appears in the novel, but is mentioned as the man who built the "hideway" in the south of France where Temple Drake and Gowan Stevens take their honeymoon (122).

3743 Unnamed Modern Women

In The Reivers Lucius compares the "females" of his childhood to the ones alive "now" (191). According to what he has heard, modern women not only "run in and out of gentlemen's rooms in hotels" - they do so wearing "the shorts or scanties" that seem to be the uniform of "their fight for freedom" (191).

3183 Unnamed Modern Planter

In Requiem for a Nun this 20th-century "planter" is a generic figure whose fate suggests the kinds of changes that have occurred in Yoknapatawpha: where once he had slaves and then tenants to work his fields, after his "son" is drafted in the second World War it is the planter himself who does that, riding "on the seat of his tractor" (193).

3793 Unnamed Modern Aryans

In a confused passage in The Mansion that evokes a number of stereotypes, mostly involving national types (like "German," 146), Gavin Stevens asserts the idea of "the modern virile northern Aryan" to explain why he decided to participate in the First World War by serving on the allied side (146). According to Gavin's idea, it was "the old Aryan stock" as embodied in the English that "established America" (146).

2646 Unnamed Mistress of Will Varner

in The Hamlet Will Varner is having an ongoing affair with the "middle-fortyish wife of one of his own tenants" (156).

3586 Unnamed Mississippi Legislators 2

These 121 Mississippi Representatives are the political colleagues of Clarence Snopes in The Mansion. With him included there are 122 total members of the House, which is a historically accurate number. Clarence addresses these men soon after assuming office.

3174 Unnamed Mississippi Legislators 1

According to the account of the development of Mississippi from wilderness to civilization in Requiem for a Nun, "the politicians" follow the "land speculators" (172). The novel's history of the place that became Jackson more specifically notes the role the legislature played in creating a new state capital after the Mississippi territory achieved statehood in 1817, though it also notes, wryly, how at various later moments "the Senate" and "the House" alternately sought to change the location (85-86).

3173 Unnamed Mississippi Indians 2

Requiem for a Nun lists five Indian tribes as the groups who "dispossessed" the aboriginal mound builders in Mississippi: the Algonquian, the Chickasaw, the Choctaw, the Natchez and the Pascagoula (81). The Algonquian language group was large and widespread, but found almost entirely in Canada and nowhere near Mississippi, so their presence on the list is surprising.

2723 Unnamed Mississippi Indians 1

In both "Delta Autumn" and the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, the texts briefly mention the Indians who once inhabited Mississippi. As the "successors" of the aboriginal inhabitants, they turned the aboriginals' raised refuges from the water into burial mounds, which suggests their inevitable historical fate: all that is left of these Indians in the present are their words as the names of "the little towns" along the river (271, 325).

1708 Unnamed Missionary to China

In The Sound and the Fury Jason mentions this "Chinese missionary" whom the rich Jefferson merchant "bought" for "five thousand dollars a year," in order to ease his conscience (194). The reference is ambiguous enough to possibly mean the missionary himself is 'Chinese' or perhaps Chinese-American, but it is far more likely that he is a white American on a religious mission to China.

2501 Unnamed Misidentified Victims

After Monk is arrested, he is unable to identify his supposed victim. As the narrator of "Monk" puts it, "he named as his victim (this on suggestion, prompting) several men who where alive, and even one who was present in the J.P.'s office at the time" (42). His ignorance here provides further proof of Monk's incompetence to participate in his own defense.

2136 Unnamed Ministers at the Seminary

The men who are Hightower's teachers at the seminary in Light in August are also Presbyterian ministers. Hightower's decision to marry is based in part on the fact that "most of the faculty were married" (480).

2190 Unnamed Minister in Santa Fe

In Light in August, this is 'the white minister in Santa Fe" - in other words, he's a Protestant from the U.S. rather than a Catholic priest from Mexico - whom Nathaniel Burden hears about. Nathaniel and Juana hope he will marry them, but as they arrive in Santa Fe they see "the dust of the stage" that was carrying him away (247). The fact that he had been there inspires them to live in Santa Fe "a couple more years," hoping he will return (247). He never does.

3324 Unnamed Minister in Frenchman's Bend

The minister who leads Eula's memorial service in Jefferson in The Town is "the old Methodist minister who had christened her thirty-eight years ago" in Frenchman's Bend; he is described as "an old man who had been a preacher all his adult life but would have for the rest of it the warped back and the wrenched bitter hands of a dirt farmer" (360). He is mentioned again in The Mansion, where Ratliff calls him "the old Methodist preacher that had baptised Eula" (163).

1131 Unnamed Minister 6

When Captain Gualdres and his new bride appear in Gavin Stevens' office to say good-bye at the end of "Knight's Gambit," Gualdres refers to the marriage ceremony that has just taken place by saying, "We just leave the padre" (238). Although it's not made explicit, it's extremely likely that Gualdres himself is a Catholic - but if this "padre" is a Catholic priest, this would be the only time in the Yoknapatawpha fictions that Faulkner mentions a local Catholic church.

1135 Unnamed Minister 5

In The Unvanquished Bayard notes that Mrs. Habersham "took Father and Drusilla to the minister herself and saw that they were married" (220), but says nothing more about the minister himself.

1133 Unnamed Minister 4

The minister of the church that Sutpen's family attends in Absalom! tries to stop Sutpen from racing his carriage to church by "speaking [to him] in the name of the women of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County" (17). This stops Sutpen from coming to church, but the racing continues for a while. Although the novel doesn't say so, it's likely that this man is an Episcopalian minister.

1134 Unnamed Minister 3

In Light in August this is the fellow minister who takes the hymn book from Hightower and conducts Mrs. Hightower's funeral.

1132 Unnamed Minister 2

Through the window of her mother's shop in "Miss Zilphia Gant" Zilphia watches her former schoolmates "fall into inevitable pairs" - i.e. begin dating - and notes that some of them end up at "the minister or the church," i.e. getting married (374). She may be thinking of an actual "minister" or using the term figuratively.

599 Unnamed Minister 1

In "All the Dead Pilots" the undescribed minister who officiated at Sartoris' funeral may have been a military chaplain.

672 Unnamed Militia Sergeant

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun the sergeant who commanded the militia unit that captured the outlaw gang was reported by some to have "recognized one of the bandits as a deserter from his corps" - and reportedly himself recognized by "one of the bandits" as "a former follower of his, the bandit's trade" (201, 5).

3172 Unnamed Militia Band

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun these militia men are "part of a general muster at the settlement . . . for a Fourth of July barbeque" (201, 5). Like stereotypical frontiersmen, they are soon "ejected" from town for their "drunken brawling" (201, 5-6). After running into and capturing a gang of bandits, they return to the settlement in hopes of claiming a reward; instead, they are eventually locked up with the outlaws they had captured.

1966 Unnamed Military Mechanics

According to the narrator of "Ad Astra," two military mechanics were required to "shoehorn" the exceptionally large Comyn "into the cockpit of a Dolphin, like two chambermaids putting an emergency bolster into a case too large for it" (410). (The Sopwith Dolphin was one of the standard British fighter planes during the First World War.)

2673 Unnamed Midwife

The local midwife in "Tomorrow" who delivers the child that grows up to be Buck Thorpe knows that his mother was too ill to "get up from that mattress" (105).

1869 Unnamed Middle-Aged Women

On the train to Oxford in Sanctuary are "three middle-aged women" who cannot find seats, because of the "gay rudeness" of the college students who pushed into the car ahead of them (169).

2135 Unnamed Mexican Man

In Light in August this man is killed by Nathaniel Burden, after claiming that Nathaniel stole his horse. The messenger who reports this event to Nathaniel's family says that "Folks claim the Mexican never owned no horse" (244).

1868 Unnamed Mexican Girls

Sanctuary refers to these women at a double remove: Horace is at the Sartoris place when he tells the story of Lee Goodwin at the Old Frenchman place telling him about the "Mexican girls" he met while serving as a sergeant in the U.S. cavalry (109).

1130 Unnamed Messenger 4

On his way to jail in The Mansion Mink imagines that Flem has sent a messenger to reach out to him and help him somehow.

598 Unnamed Messenger 3

In "A Name for the City" and again in Requiem for a Nun this inhabitant of the settlement is sent to the "post-office-store" to "fetch the old Carolina lock from the latest Nashville mail-pouch" (202, 6).

1378 Unnamed Messenger 2

In Light in August a second "word-of-mouth messenger" brings news of Nathaniel Burden from Old Mexico to the Burdens living somewhere west of St. Louis in 1863. The messenger himself is "going east to Indianny for a spell" (245), so presumably that is where he is from.

1377 Unnamed Messenger 1

In Light in August someone called the "word-of-mouth messenger" brings news of Nathaniel from Colorado to the Burdens living at that time somewhere west of St. Louis (243).

2605 Unnamed Merchant|Installment People

This is "the merchant" in The Hamlet from whom Houston bought furniture on an installment plan for his new life with his new wife - though the character is unstable: a paragraph later the narrative refers to "the installment people" who don't want "to take the furniture back," as Houston requests, after that new wife dies (239). Presumably the merchant and the people are essentially the same.

1846 Unnamed Men with Gene

Like Gene, the bootlegger they work for in Sanctuary, the two "young men" who bring additional alcohol for the funeral are described as "soiled" (246).

481 Unnamed Men Who Work with Ab Snopes

In the short story "The Unvanquished" and again in the novel The Unvanquished, where the short story is re-titled "Riposte in Tertio," these two men help Ab Snopes as part of Granny Millard's campaign against the Union troops in Mississippi - which is to say, they help Ab take the mules Granny steals to Memphis, where they can be sold back to the Union Army.

2776 Unnamed Men Who Live in the Big Bottom

In Go Down, Moses various combinations of the "gaunt, malaria-ridden" men who live in the wildest parts of the big woods (210) appear in throughout the year to look at the dog named Lion while Sam is training him. Many of them feel invested in the hunt for Old Ben, since the bear often raided their crops and attacked their livestock.

2430 Unnamed Men Who Hunt Architect

When in Absalom! Sutpen realizes that the French architect has run away, he sends word to General Compson "and some others" in town; these "others" are the "guests" who are invited to witness or take part in the "race" to recapture the runaway, as if it were an entertainment (177, 178, 206). Compson brings champagne, "and some of the others brought whiskey" (178). They are wealthy enough to ride horses. In Sutpen's mind, these men will expect him to track the man with dogs (178).

949 Unnamed Men Who Find Treasure

In "Gold Is Not Always" and again in Go Down, Moses, these are the "two strange white men" whom Lucas believes "came in here after dark one night three years ago and dug up twenty-two thousand dollars and got out again before anybody even seed um" (227, 78).

2134 Unnamed Men Who Chase Christmas

After Joe Christmas escapes from the deputy outside the courthouse, his pursuers include "three men" in a car. They follow Christmas and Grimm into Hightower's house and watch as Grimm castrates Christmas. One of them vomits at the sight. The narrator of Light in August says that these men "are not to lose it," will never be able to forget what they saw (465).

3794 Unnamed Men Who Caused the World Wars

In Chapter 6 of The Mansion, Gavin Stevens refers to "the same old cynical manipulators" who had caused World War One and were now, in the late 1930s, about to start the Second World War: "the parasites - the hereditary proprietors, the farmers-general of the human dilemma" (178). The specific names he mentions in the passage include Benito Mussolini, "this one man" in Germany (Adolph Hitler), Huey Long in Louisiana and "our own Bilbo in Mississippi" as well as two racist and anti-Semitic organizations: the "K.K.K. and Silver Shirts" (179). V.K.

2827 Unnamed Men Who Borrow Money

The narrator on "Shall Not Perish" speculates about "the men who would come to Major de Spain after bank-hours or on Sunday to ask to have a note extended" (106-107).

1707 Unnamed Men Who Assist Anse

In The Sound and the Fury these two men help break up Julio's attack on Quentin, and then keep an eye on Julio during the walk to the Squire who will decide Quentin's case. They may be the marshal's assistants, or simply two bystanders who are pulled into the story by Julio's attack on and accusation against Quentin.

2429 Unnamed Men outside Wedding Rehearsal

At the rehearsal on the evening before Sutpen's wedding in Absalom!, the only people present are "a handful of men from the town's purlieus (including two of old Ikkemotubbe's Chickasaws) standing in the shadows outside the door" (41).

2604 Unnamed Men of Frenchman's Bend

In The Hamlet there are always groups of men hanging around Frenchman's Bend's more public spaces, like Varner's various businesses or Mrs. Littlejohn's boarding house. Some members appear somewhat individualized, such as with the "man with the peach spray" (343) who discusses the horse auction and its consequences with a "second" and a "third" among the group at Varner's store, although each remains virtually indistinct, members of a communal group who interact with well-defined characters like Varner, Ratliff, Quick, Bookwright, Freeman and the various Snopeses.

3742 Unnamed Men in Square 2

In The Reivers Boon brags to this "group of men on the Square" about how fast he can make the car go (40). Many of the Yoknapatawpha fictions include a reference to the un- or under-employed men who hang around the Courthouse during the day; presumably these men are of that variety.

1866 Unnamed Men in Square 1

Sanctuary refers to men in the town square several times. In Chapter 17 they are seen "drifting back toward the square after supper" (134). In Chapter 19, looking through the window of Ruby's hotel room, Horace can see "men pitching dollars back and forth between holes in the bare earth beneath and locusts and water oaks" around the courthouse at the center of the square (161).

2774 Unnamed Men in Search Party

In addition to Roth Edmonds, Oscar, Dan, Lucas Beauchamp, George and Nat Wilkins, the search party that goes looking for Molly Beauchamp in Go Down, Moses includes at least two additional characters, simply referred to first as "some others" and then as "another man" (120). The race of these people is not indicated, which in Faulkner's fiction usually means someone is white. Elsewhere in the novel, however, it is clear that the only white man who lives on the McCaslin-Edmonds plantation is Roth, which explains why we identify these 'other men' as 'Negro.'

2133 Unnamed Men in Max's Restaurant

The "clump of men" sitting in Max's restaurant the first time Christmas goes there in Light in August are described as "not farmers and not townsmen either"; with "their tilted hats and their cigarettes and their odor of barbershops," they look like they "had just got off a train," "would be gone tomorrow," and do "not have any address" (178, 174).

1788 Unnamed Men in Grotto Club

When Temple arrives at the Grotto in Sanctuary, she sees four men "sitting at a table near the door" (234). Two soon leave, but the other two are described with a few details. One is chewing gum with "teeth of an unbelievable whiteness and size" (234). The other has "his coat buttoned across his chest" (235). The two who remain forcibly carry Temple away from the club. All four seem to be cronies of Popeye, working with him to arrange Red's murder.

1706 Unnamed Men in Front of Store

In The Sound and the Fury these two men sitting in front of a store talk to Quentin during his attempt to find the home of the little girl he met in the bakery.

2344 Unnamed Men in Bible Class

These are the adult men in "Hair" who attend "Mr. Miller's men's Bible class" at Reverend Schultz's church; they do not seem to play any role in the church's campaign to reform Willy (228).

1010 Unnamed Men in Barber Shop 3

When Tug Nightingale attacks Skeets Magowan in the barbershop in The Mansion, "it takes all the barbers and customers and loafers" to subdue him (209). As the term "loafers" here indicates, the barbershop was one of the places in Jefferson where idling males congregated.

1009 Unnamed Men in Barber Shop 2

The "crowd" of "folks" in the barbershop in Light in August to whom Burch brags about hijacking whiskey includes Mr. Maxey and Captain McLendon as well as an unspecified number of customers - and because Christmas facetiously tells his partner that he is "keeping these folks from working," it must also include the barbers (80).

1008 Unnamed Men in Barber Shop 1

In "Hair" these customers gossip about Hawkshaw and Susan Reed as they are shaved by Mr. Maxey and Matt.

2603 Unnamed Men at Whiteleaf Store 2

As Mink is being driven to jail in The Hamlet, they pass the Whiteleaf store. When the men who had been "squatting and spitting on the gallery stand suddenly up," the deputy sheriff remarks that "There are folks here too that act willing to believe their name is Houston for maybe ten or fifteen minutes anyway" (283).

2602 Unnamed Men at Whiteleaf Store 1

These men are sitting on the store porch when Ab and Ratliff drive past in The Hamlet; they may have been the ones who told Ab that "Pat Stamper was in Jefferson that day" (38).

2096 Unnamed Men at Vinson's Tavern

In "Miss Zilphia Gant," the other men who frequent the tavern where Gant stays on his trips to Memphis are described as "rough, unshaven, overalled men" who "eat coarse food and drink pale, virulent corn whiskey and sleep in their muddy clothes and boots on the puncheon floor before the log fire" (368). Some of them, at least, are probably mule or horse traders like Gant - they arrive in "other caravans similar to his" - but others make their living in "more equivocal" but unspecified ways (368).

3606 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 6

In The Mansion, the "overalled men" of Frenchman's Bend regularly gather at Varner's store, to "squat or stand all day against the front wall or inside the store itself" (29).

865 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 5

Varner's store is a gathering place for the people who live in Frenchman's Bend. In The Town there are two references to the groups of men, specifically, who are found there. Gavin's hypothetical account of Mrs. Varner's visit to the store refers to the "few loungers" whom she chases out - these men "should have been in the field," since it's "planting time" (307). Later "the men squatting along the gallery" (388) - whom Ratliff also describes as a "few neighbors" (384) - rush off to rescue Clarence Snopes from Byron's children (388).

422 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 4

In "Fool about a Horse" the "other men" who have gathered at Varner's store are more small farmers from the Frenchman's Bend area (122).

597 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 3

In Light in August the group of men at Varner's store who watch as the pregnant Lena Grove descends from Armstid's wagon are described as "squatting" and "already spitting across the heelgnawed porch" (25). They "listen quietly" as the tells her story, and are all sure she will never again see the father of the child she carries (26).

2132 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 3

The group of men at Varner's store in Light in August are there on Saturday morning to watch as the pregnant Lena Grove descends from Armstid's wagon. They are described as "squatting" and "already spitting across the heelgnawed porch" (25). They "listen quietly" as the tells her story, and are all sure she will never again see the father of the child she carries (26).

864 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 2

At almost any time of day, apparently, the porch in front of Varner's store serves as the gathering place for groups of men from nearby farms in "Lizards in Jamshyd's Courtyard." While sitting on the porch they discuss local events and characters.

1075 Unnamed Men at Varner's Store 1

"Five men in overalls squatted against the wall of Varner's store" (156) - this is how "The Hound" describes the group whose conversation about Houston's disappearance makes Cotton increasingly uncomfortable. Their discussion suggests all five live nearby. Their "overalls" and "squatting" posture suggest they are all farmers. But the narrative gives no other details to identify them as a group, and distinguishes them from each other only as "the first," "a second," "a third" and "a fourth" (156-57). Cotton's grudge against Houston is common knowledge among them.

2601 Unnamed Men at Side-Street Restaurant

While eating lunch in Jefferson, in The Hamlet, Ratliff tells these "three or four listeners" (75) about the operation he underwent in a Memphis hospital.

1710 Unnamed Men at Mottson Gas Station

In The Sound and the Fury, at "a filling station" in Mottson, "they" tell Jason where the traveling show can be found (308). The novel provides no evidence about who "they" are - whether customers or attendants at the gas station, or both.

1568 Unnamed Men at Livery Stable

At the livery stable where Rafe takes Bayard in Flags in the Dust are a number of "onlookers" (129) sitting "on top of the gate" or "leaning with crossed arms upon it" (126). Presumably they are admiring the stallion in the lot, though when its runs away with Bayard by crashing right through the gate they "hurl themselves to safety" (129).

644 Unnamed Men at Horse Lot

These men in "Barn Burning" sit atop or stand along the "tall rail fence" beside the horse lot next to the general store and blacksmith's shop, where they spend the Saturday afternoon unhurriedly "swapping and buying" horses (20).

1456 Unnamed Men at Holston House

In The Unvanquished these men are originally depicted as the "row of feet" that Bayard sees propped on the porch railing when he arrives at Holston House to confront Redmond (245). Afterward, when Bayard leaves the hotel, this same group "raises their hats" out of respect for him (251).

2356 Unnamed Men at Hoke's Sawmill

Hoke's is "a sawmill and a few stores" (188), apparently populated almost entirely by men. In "Lion" and again in Go Down, Moses most of these "wear muddy boots and khaki," indicating their status as mill workers (188, 218). The next day some "people from Hoke's" (189), called "sawmill men from Hoke's" in the novel (224), show up at the hunting camp, to participate in the hunt for Old Ben. Afterwards, they also bear witness to Lion's passing.

3353 Unnamed Men at Fight

This entry represents the men in The Town - described simply as "a few more men" - who watch the fight that Buddy McCallum arranges between his son Anse and Matt Levitt (207). Since Matt is from town and Anse from the country, these men could be from anywhere in Yoknapatawpha.

2131 Unnamed Men at Farm House

On the fourth day of his flight in Light in August Christmas smells breakfast cooking at a farm house, but waits to approach it until he sees "the men" of the farm finish eating and "go to the field" (332).

1705 Unnamed Men at Boathouse

In The Sound and the Fury these two men carry the rowing "shell" that Gerald Bland uses from the boat house to the water (90).

1127 Unnamed Men 3

According to Gavin Stevens, "every male under sixty who had ever taken a drink or bought a bale of cotton from her father" was considered as the possible love interest in Mrs. Harriss' past ("Knight's Gambit," 245).

596 Unnamed Men 2

These are the unnamed men in "An Error in Chemistry" who came to the narrator's grandfather's house to socialize and drink cold toddies.

1128 Unnamed Men 1

In "That Will Be Fine" Georgie's mother theorizes that "most other men were prejudiced against Uncle Rodney, why she didn't know" (267).

2355 Unnamed Memphis Waitress

The waitress at the counter in the Memphis station tells Boon "he couldn't drink [whiskey] there" (188). When this episode recurs in Go Down, Moses, the waitress is replaced by a "negro waiter," and it's a woman "manager" who speaks the line originally given to the waitress (222).

1567 Unnamed Memphis Specialist

In Flags in the Dust Dr. Brandt shares his Memphis office with at least one other medical "specialist," who is described as "large," "with a majestic, surreptitious air like a royal undertaker" (246).

2130 Unnamed Memphis Reporters

On the "Sunday morning" after Mrs. Hightower's scandalous death in Light in August, Hightower's church is beset by swarm of "Memphis reporters taking pictures" (67). They even "follow him into the church" (68).

1566 Unnamed Memphis Recruiting Officer

This is the serviceman in Flags in the Dust whom Montgomery Ward Snopes cons into declaring him medically unfit for military service by holding "a plug of chewing tobacco beneath his left armpit" all the way from Jefferson to Memphis (167).

1232 Unnamed Memphis Prostitutes 5

The Reivers refers to other prostitutes at Miss Reba's, besides Corrie and the two "ladies" whom Lucius meets at supper (106). Lucius can hear them meeting customers in the parlor on Saturday night. When the adult Lucius who is telling the story calls them "ladies" and "nymphs" (130), he is being pleasantly (rather than judgmentally) ironic.

1231 Unnamed Memphis Prostitutes 4

Only one of the prostitutes who work at Miss Reba's in The Mansion, Thelma, is given a name (84). As a group they are imagined, in Montgomery Ward Snopes' narration, "running back and forth to the bathroom in nighties and negligees or maybe not even that," and also "screaming and fighting and pulling each other's hair" (81). According to Snopes, "so many" of them "came from little Tennessee and Arkansas and Mississippi country towns and Baptist and Methodist families" (83).

1126 Unnamed Memphis Prostitutes 3

These are the "white women" in the "houses in Memphis" that, as a young man in The Mansion, Mink discovers are available, "if he had the money" (317).

595 Unnamed Memphis Prostitutes 2

In Light in August during the last year of his relationship with Joanna Joe goes "every week or so" to Memphis, "where he betrays her with other women, women bought for a price" (263).

1230 Unnamed Memphis Prostitutes 1

Sanctuary spends a lot of time in Miss Reba's, but the women who work their as prostitutes remain largely offstage. At various times Temple, Fonzo and Virgil hear their laughter or the rustle of their clothes. In Chapter 21 they appear as "a plump blonde woman" (192), a woman "in a kimono" leaving "a trail of scent" (194) and a "blonde woman in a red dress" (198).

3754 Unnamed Memphis Prostitute 2

One of the two "ladies, girls" whom Lucius sees at supper in Miss Reba's in The Reivers (106). Lucius distinguishes them by their clothes - one wears "a red dress," and the other is "in pink" - and their age: one is a "girl" and the other is "no longer a girl" (106-07). This is the younger one, who complains about having to be so quiet on Sundays.

3753 Unnamed Memphis Prostitute 1

One of the two "ladies, girls" whom Lucius sees at supper in Miss Reba's in The Reivers (106). Lucius distinguishes them by their clothes - one wears "a red dress," and the other is "in pink" - and their age: one is a "girl" and the other is "no longer a girl" (106-07). This is "the older one," whom Lucius feels a kind of pity for: "There was something wrong about her . . . She was alone. . . . she shouldn't have had to be here, alone, to have to go through this" (107). Exactly what the 11-year-old Lucius means by "this" is not specified, but Mr.

594 Unnamed Memphis Preacher

In "Vendee" and again in the chapter with that name in The Unvanquished Bayard says that this minister is "from Memphis or somewhere," and describes him as a "big refugeeing preacher with his book already open" standing in the cemetery with a slave "holding an umbrella over him" (97, 156). Mrs. Compson and other Jefferson townspeople have asked him to officiate at Granny's funeral, presumably because of her status as both an Episcopalian and a member of the local aristocracy.

1125 Unnamed Memphis Policeman 4

On their way through the streets to the railroad depot the adventurers in The Reivers are questioned by a policeman who "knew Miss Corrie" and "apparently" Sam Caldwell as well (138). He lets them proceed without incident.

1364 Unnamed Memphis Policeman 3

In The Mansion this is the policeman who drives Mink out of the train station in Memphis; he is "not in uniform," and much more aggressive than the policeman who drove Mink out of the park (318).

1363 Unnamed Memphis Policeman 2

In The Mansion this police officer makes Mink move from the bench at Court Square, but also gives him fifty cents so he can "find a bed" (316).

593 Unnamed Memphis Policeman 1

This policeman makes a fleeting appearance in Sanctuary when he shouts at Popeye as he speeds past driving Temple through Memphis to the Grotto club.

863 Unnamed Memphis Police 4

In The Mansion Miss Reba and her pimp have to "pay off" the "cops" in order to stay in business (80, 81).

421 Unnamed Memphis Police 3

In the short story "Gold Is Not Always," and also in the revised version of the story in Go Down, Moses, Roth Edmonds expects to find evidence that his missing mule has been loaded into a truck and taken to Memphis, an so intends to report her as stolen to the Jefferson sheriff and the Memphis police.