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1686 Unnamed Harvard Students

In addition to the ones who are named (Shreve, Bland, Spoade), a number of unnamed Harvard students appear at different points in Quentin's section of The Sound and the Fury. He thinks about the crew team - "them down at New London" getting ready to race Yale - almost as soon as he wakes up (77). Looking out his dorm room window, he watches the undergraduates "running for chapel": "the same ones fighting the same heaving coat-sleeves, the same books and flapping collars" (78).

642 Unnamed Heckler

This youth shouts "Barn burner!" at Ab Snopes after his trial as he leaves the general store with his two sons (5). From Sarty's perspective, this boy appears as "a face in a red haze, moonlike, bigger than the full moon," and though the boy is "half again his size," Sarty attacks him (5-6).

3164 Unnamed Heirs of Louis Grenier

In Requiem for a Nun the "heirs" of Louis Grenier are briefly mentioned in connection with a financial legacy he left the town (35).

3222 Unnamed Helper of Clarence Snopes

This entry represents the "somebody" who gets a car in both "By the People" and The Mansion and then (as "they" in the short story and as "somebody" in the novel) drives Clarence Snopes home to get a dry pair of pants.

2845 Unnamed High School Students

In "Appendix Compson" these "highschool juniors and seniors" are described from the perspective of Melissa Meek, who emphasizes both their great height relative to her own petite stature and also their seemingly relentless desire to thwart her moderate attempts at book censure (333).

2995 Unnamed Hill Farmers

Passing through Jefferson on his way from pre-flight to basic training in "Knight's Gambit," Charles Mallison sees "the wagons and pick-ups of the hill farmers" who are making one of their weekly visits to town (251). By 'hill farmers,' the narrative means the families that farm on the poorer land in the hilly parts of Yoknapatawpha county.

2076 Unnamed Hill Folk 1

When Young Anse moves "back into the hills" in "Smoke," the “neighbors and strangers” in that most rural part of Yoknapatawpha leave him "severely alone" (6).

2077 Unnamed Hill Folk 2

In "Monk" the residents of the hill country from which Monk hails are a "clannish people," and fiercely independent. These descendants of Scotch-Irish settlers live in a country "impenetrable and almost uncultivated" where they "intermarried and made whiskey and shot at all strangers from behind log barns and snake fences." The narrator points out that they seem to know "as little about him [Monk] as we did" (43).

1557 Unnamed Hill Man 1

The house that the Mitchells live in was built, the narrator of Flags in the Dust notes, by "a hillman who moved in [to Jefferson] from a small settlement called Frenchman's Bend" (24). Unlike the houses of the town's older families, the house he builds is conspicuously close to the street, which leads Miss Jenny to say he "built the handsomest house in Frenchman's Bend on the most beautiful lot in Jefferson" (24).

1451 Unnamed Hill Man 2

In The Unvanquished this man lives with his family in a "dirt-floored cabin in the hills" outside Jefferson (221). He served under John Sartoris in his first regiment. After the war Sartoris shoots and kills him, because he thinks (perhaps wrongly) that the man plans to rob him.

3334 Unnamed Hired Boy

In The Town Wall Snopes hires this boy "to come before daylight on the winter mornings to build the fire and sweep" the grocery store (136).

2722 Unnamed Hired Delta Farm Workers

Both "Delta Autumn" and Go Down, Moses note that after slavery was abolished, planters and plantation owners employed "hired labor" to grow cotton in the Delta; these men are also described as the "Negroes who work" the land for "the white men who own it" (270, 323-24).

2930 Unnamed Hired Driver 1

The Mallisons hire men at two different points in Intruder in the Dust to drive Mrs. Mallison. This driver takes her and her son Chick out to the Mallison farm. Drivers in the Yoknapatawpha fictions are typically black, but by not identifying this one as a Negro, the brief description of him - "a man from the garage" (70) - suggests he is more likely to be white.

2931 Unnamed Hired Driver 2

The Mallisons hire men at two different points in Intruder in the Dust to drive Mrs. Mallison. This one drives her to Mottstown to watch her son play football.

3335 Unnamed Hired Driver 3

Unlike the other drivers in The Town, this one is imaginary. In his hypothetical account of Flem's trip to Frenchman's Bend in Chapter 17, Gavin describes the man who drives him as an outsider: his car "would not bear Yoknapatawpha County license plates" (305). (In Chapter 18, Ratliff describes how he himself drove Flem on that trip.)

2078 Unnamed Hitman

The "gorilla," the "thug" whom Granby Dodge "hired . . . down here from Memphis” (31) to murder Judge Dukinfield is “a smallish man in city clothes” (28). He is both unremarkable and unsettling, “with a face like a shaved wax doll, and eyes with a still way of looking and a voice with a still way of talking” (28–29). His appearance and criminal propensities recall aspects of Popeye from Sanctuary.

2996 Unnamed Holocaust Victims

When Charles Mallison explains Gualdres' reason for enlisting in the fight against Nazi Germany in "Knight's Gambit," he includes among the possible reasons the fact that the Germans "were rendering a whole race into fertilizer and lubricating oil" - an odd and perhaps callous way to refer to the Nazi campaign to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe (255). (Gualdres' actual reason, according to Charles, is that the Germans "had abolished horses from civilized cavalry," 255).

1560 Unnamed Horse Trader

This "horse trader by profession" in Flags in the Dust has the usual unscrupulousness of that profession (127). The fact that "he was usually engaged in litigation with the railroad company over the violent demise of some of his stock by its agency" makes him very similar to I.O. Snopes in "Mule in the Yard." (In Flags in the Dust I.O. runs Flem's restaurant.)

2997 Unnamed Hotel Employees

At the Greenbury hotel in "Knight's Gambit," Max Harriss is well known "to all the clerks and telephone girls and the Negro doormen and bellboys and waiters" (208).

568 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 1

In Sanctuary the owner of the hotel in Jefferson is described as "a tight, iron-gray man" with "a neat paunch" (180). He is very concerned about propriety: when a committee from the Baptist church complains about Ruby's presence in the hotel, he turns her out.

1084 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 2

In The Mansion the proprietor of the Pascagoula hotel knows Linda.

1085 Unnamed Hotel Proprietor 3

In The Reivers Miss Reba claims she knows the man who owns the hotel in Parsham, who apparently lives in Memphis.

3165 Unnamed Hotel Residents

Out of towners who stay at "the hotel" in Jefferson are categorized in Requiem for a Nun as "drummers and lawyers and court-witnesses" (189). "Drummers" are traveling salesmen.

569 Unnamed Hunters 1

An unspecified number of white men are present at Major de Spain’s annual hunting camp in "A Bear Hunt." Ratliff comments indirectly on the size of the group, saying he was not surprised that Luke Provine would be there because "this here would be the biggest present gathering of men in the county, let alone the free eating and whisky" (68). As alluded to in the title, some may be bear hunters, while others are referred to by Major de Spain as "shotgun fellows on the deer stands" (68). When not hunting, the camaraderie of camp life includes eating, drinking, and playing poker.

1089 Unnamed Hunters 2

There are four sets of hunters in "Lion": 1) the members of the hunting party who are not specifically named; 2) the narrator's generic hunters who "love" hunting dogs (184); 3) the "other people" - men from nearby but not necessarily among the annual hunting party featured in the story - who killed "deer and bear" on the land owned by Major de Spain, "on Major de Spain's courtesy" (186); and 4) the men from Jefferson who arrive at the hunt annually for the last day, the day set aside for "driving" Old Ben (189).

1087 Unnamed Hunters 3

In "Delta Autumn" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, there are two groups of hunters. This group consists of the the men with whom Ike McCaslin hunted in the past, when game was still plentiful in Yoknapatawpha. Ike can remember how they "shot wild turkey with pistols to test their stalking skills and marksmanship, feeding all but the breast to the dogs" (267, 319). Some of these men are the fathers and grandfathers of young men in the story's present-day hunting party.

1088 Unnamed Hunters 4

In "Delta Autumn" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, there are two groups of 'hunters' - the men Ike remembers and this second group, the young men in the present who take him to the Delta, many of whom are the sons and grandsons of the men Ike remembers. As a group they respect "Uncle Ike" as their mentor, but the story implies that they are not an improvement over their ancestors.

1086 Unnamed Hunters 5

The narrator of "The Bear" several times adds "and the others" to his references to the leaders of the annual hunting parties - Major de Spain, General Compson, the boy's father (281, 282). It's possible that the phrase is intended to refer to the lower class and non-white hunters Boon Hoggenbeck, Tennie's Jim and Uncle Ash, but it seems at least as likely that "the others" are additional men from Yoknapatawpha who join the hunt at various times.

591 Unnamed Hunters 6

These are the "two or three others" in "The Old People" who join Major de Spain, the narrator's father, Ike McCaslin and Walter Ewell on the annual November hunting trips (205).

2658 Unnamed Hunters 7

These are the unnamed hunters in "The Old People," referred to only as "two or three others," who are part of the yearly De Spain hunting party that also includes the Major, the narrator's father, Uncle Ike McCaslin and Walter Ewell (205).

1090 Unnamed Hunters 8

Three sets of hunters are mentioned in "Race at Morning": the hunters from Yoknapatawpha, some of whom are named but not all, and the hunting parties at the Hog Bayou and Hollyknowe camps.

3733 Unnamed Hunters and Fishermen

In The Reivers the typical patrons at Ballenbaugh's in its modern iteration are described as "fox- and coon-hunters and fishermen" who return "not for the hunting and fishing but for the table that Miss Ballenbaugh set" (74).

1368 Unnamed Husband of Caddy Compson(2)

When Faulkner returned to the Compson story in the "Appendix" he wrote in 1946, he has Caddy marry again a decade after the collapse of her first marriage. All we know about the unnamed man she marries in Hollywood in 1920 is that he is a "minor movingpicture magnate"; she gets a divorce from him in Mexico in 1925 (332).

3557 Unnamed Husband of Flem's Neighbor

The husband of the "neighbor, a woman" makes an odd parenthetical appearance in The Mansion when someone scrawls a racist protest against Linda Snopes' reform efforts on the sidewalk in front of Flem's house: the woman scrubs out the scrawl because "nobody" was going to deface "the sidewalk of the street she (and her husband of course) lived and owned property on" (251).

150 Unnamed Husband of Fonsiba

The man who marries Fonsiba in Go Down, Moses looks and talks "like a white man," though he is a Negro "from the North," where he has lived "since a child" (261). He owns a farm in Arkansas, which he inherited from his father, who acquired it in return for his "military service" during the Civil War in what McCaslin calls "the Yankee army" but which Fonsiba's future husband corrects to "the United States army" (261).

3492 Unnamed Husband of Former Prostitute

In The Mansion the story of the dead man who was married to the former prostitute in Goodyhay's congregation is told in matter-of-fact terms in a couple pages by Albert, a member of the congregation. Albert says nothing about how he married his wife, but describes how he decided to kill himself during the fighting at the start of the Second World War. He is a Lieutenant in command of an infantry platoon falling back as part of the confused retreat in "Malaya" (a British colony on the Malay Peninsula, 305).

67 Unnamed Husband of Frony

This man is the "pullman porter" mentioned in "Appendix Compson" whom Frony Gibson marries and moves to St. Louis to live with (343). He may be dead - that would be one explanation for the fact that Frony later moves to Memphis "to make a home for her mother" (343) - but the text does not say so, nor does it give him a name. It's also possible that this character is the man whom Dilsey refers to as Luster's "pappy" in The Sound and the Fury (59), though there's not enough textual evidence to establish that connection.

3504 Unnamed Husband of Linda

In The Mansion The question of Linda Snopes' romantic future is answered several times, at least hypothetically, by the 'husbands' that Ratliff and Gavin imagine she'll marry some day. In the first such musing, Ratliff describes how Stevens imagines that Linda will leave Jefferson and marry "the first strange young man that happens by" (153). On another occasion, Ratliff and Stevens together speculate about whether Linda has already met her future husband during her first two or three days in the "Grinnich Village" (169).

1847 Unnamed Husband of Popeye's Grandmother

The second husband of Popeye's maternal grandmother appears in and disappears from Sanctuary in half a paragraph. We see "an undersized, snuffy man with a mild, rich moustache" who is very handy maintaining the boarding house his wife owns, until the day he walks out with a check to pay the butcher and instead vanishes with all the money she has saved (304).

2415 Unnamed Husband of Rosa's Aunt

The man with whom Rosa's aunt "elopes" in Absalom! is a "horse- and mule-trader" (59), an occupation that is usually depicted as disreputable. During the Civil War he "offers his talents for horse- and mule-getting to the Confederate cavalry remount corps," and is captured by Union forces, presumably while trying to steal their horses, and departs the narrative as a prisoner-of-war in Illinois (66).

3336 Unnamed Husbands and Beaus of the Ladies in the Club

In The Town these "husbands and beaus" reluctantly bought at least one corsage for their Cotillion Club partners, following Gavin's example (73).

3766 Unnamed Idlers in Livery Stable

This is the group of men that Lucius refers to in The Reivers, ironically, as "our Jefferson leisure class": the "friends or acquaintances of Father's or maybe just friends of horses" who congregate in the livery stable to pass the time (38). They expect neither "any business" nor "any mail" to come their way (38). In other Yoknapatawpha novels such men typically sit in the barbershop or the park around the courthouse.

1848 Unnamed Illegitimate Children 1

In Sanctuary when Horace asks Reba "Have you any children?" she replies "Yes. . . . I'm supporting four, in a Arkansaw home now," though she adds immediately "Not mine, though" (211). If not, they are presumably the children of various women who have worked for her as prostitutes.

2846 Unnamed Illegitimate Children 2

The "foals" referred to in the description of the passengers in the Memphis bus station in "Appendix Compson" are the illegitimate children conceived during wartime relationships between "homeless young women" and migratory men in the military (337). These children are described as being abandoned in "charity wards or policestations" (337).

3337 Unnamed Imaginary Assassin

In Chapter 17 of The Town Gavin refers, hypothetically, to "some dedicated enthusiast panting for martyrdom in the simple name of Man" whom Flem could get to "shoot old Will some night" (302). The context suggests that this potential solution to Flem's problem is invented by Gavin as much if not more than by Flem.

2416 Unnamed Imagined Children of Bon and Judith

In Absalom!, Rosa has a moment of fantasy while standing in the hallway of "rotting" Sutpen mansion where Bon's body lies; in this never-to-be version of the Sutpen story, all is well, and Rosa can hear "the children" of Judith and Charles Bon in "the nursery" (113).

722 Unnamed Imagined Girl

In As I Lay Dying, both Darl and Cash believe that sex is the reason their brother Jewel sneaks out every night, and each tries to imagine whom he is "rutting" with (131). Darl thinks she is a "girl" he probably knows, but can't "say for sure" which one (132). (It turns out, as Cash says later, that "it aint a woman" at all, 133.)

1689 Unnamed Immigrant Woman

This unnamed Italian immigrant in The Sound and the Fury does not speak English. When Quentin knocks at her door hoping to find the home of the little girl who has been accompanying him since he left the bakery, the woman seems to understand his question, but her answer is undecipherable: "'Si, si,' she said, holding back, showing me whatever it was" (132).

2472 Unnamed Imported Slaves of Sutpen

In Absalom! these are the twenty "wild blacks" whom Sutpen brings as slaves to Yoknaptawpha in 1833 (4), from a French colony in the Caribbean; the "civilized language" which they speak (44) is "a sort of French" (27). Sutpen has a child - Clytemnestra - with one of the two slaves in this group who are women (48). The narrative repeatedly calls them "wild" (13, 16, etc.), and distinguishes them as a group from the "tame" slaves that Sutpen later acquires, through birth or purchase (17). Rosa characterizes them as being "like beasts half tamed to walk upright like men" (4).

2636 Unnamed Indebted Tenant Farmers

The tenant farmers on Varner's properties in The Hamlet are described as "patient earth-reeking men" who meet with their landlord each year after they have gathered the crop they raised on his land "to accept almost without question whatever Varner should compute he owed them for their year's work" (67).

1414 Unnamed Indian

During his flight in "Red Leaves," the servant comes face to face with this Indian on "a footlog across a slough" (334). The Indian's appearance is explicitly contrasted with the servant's: the black man is "gaunt, lean, hard, tireless and desperate," the Indian is "thick, soft-looking, the apparent embodiment of the ultimate and the supreme reluctance and inertia" (334). He "makes no move" while the servant rushes away (334).

2418 Unnamed Indian Agent 1

In Absalom! Sutpen negotiates his acquisition of land "with or through" the "Chickasaw Indian agent" (25). The adjective is ambiguous, but it's unlikely the agent was a Chickasaw himself. Historically, Indian agents were white men who worked for the U.S. government as the official intermediary between white America and Native Americans.

2419 Unnamed Indian Agent 2

The Indian agent in "Appendix" also runs a successful "tradingpost store" (325). Indian agents represented the U.S. government in its interactions with indigenous people. Since a primary job of the agent is to ensure that land sales concerning Native Americans are recorded and licensed, Jason Compson I's receipt of a square mile of land from Ikkemotubbe is likely made all the easier by his becoming first clerk for and then partner with the Chickasaw Agent in Jefferson (328).

1030 Unnamed Indian Children

Like the women and old men in "Red Leaves," the tribe's children do not go out in pursuit of the fugitive slave.

1406 Unnamed Indian Couriers and Runners

In "Red Leaves" these runners and couriers provide information to Moketubbe during the hunt for the servant.

1415 Unnamed Indian Doctor

The Indian "doctor" who treats Issetibbeha in his last illness in "Red Leaves" weats a "skunk skin vest" (321) or "waistcoat" (329). He "burns sticks" in an unsuccessful attempt to cure his patient (322).

1129 Unnamed Indian Men

In "Red Leaves" the "men" of the tribe are sent out, along with the tribe's "big boys," to hunt down and capture the servant (334).

1422 Unnamed Indian Stripling

In "Red Leaves" this stripling attends to Moketubbe on his litter; his pert manner of speaking annoys the older men Three Basket and Louis Berry.

1965 Unnamed Indian Troops

The Indian subadar in "Ad Astra" refers to the colonial troops brought to Europe from India to fight for England during the First World War as "my people" (424). It needs to be said, however, that as they are described, they are not people so much as stereotypes, and the racial assumptions behind the stereotypes are clearly Faulkner's. The subadar also calls them "children" (425), who thought of the rifles they were issued as "spears" (424). When a "whole battalion" went into battle without loading those rifles, less than twenty survived (425).

1404 Unnamed Indian Women

In "Red Leaves" the tribe's women stay on the plantation with the old men and children rather than participate in the chase after the servant.

1403 Unnamed Indian Youths

Although the Indian children in "Red Leaves" stay home with the tribe's women and old men, these "big boys" are sent out with the men of the tribe to hunt down and capture the servant (334).

1412 Unnamed Indians at Funeral

The funeral ceremonies for Issetibbeha in "Red Leaves" include "almost a hundred guests" who travel in wagons and on foot to the plantation from elsewhere (331) - when the food runs out "the guests returned home and came back the next day with more food" (336), which may mean they are Indians from other tribes or clans. They are "decorous, quiet, patient" (331), and the descriptions of them repeatedly mention the "stiff European finery" and the "bright, stiff, hard finery" they wear for the occasion (331, 339).

2847 Unnamed Indians in Oklahoma

The Chickasaw were one of several tribes that were displaced by President Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830. In "Appendix Compson," Faulkner indicates the enduring consequences of that removal, referring to the Chickasaw people in Oklahoma as "the homeless descendants of the dispossessed" (326).

2420 Unnamed Indians in Western Virginia

In Sutpen's account of life in the mountains of western Virginia in Absalom!, "the only colored people were Indians and you only looked down at them over your rifle sights" (179).

1092 Unnamed Infant 1

This "infant" is the child of the "countrywoman" who in Sanctuary cannot find a seat on the train that takes Horace to Oxford (170).

3621 Unnamed Infant 2

In "That Will Be Fine" the youngest child of Uncle Fred and Aunt Louisa is not identified by name or by gender.

570 Unnamed Infant 3

In "Delta Autumn" Ike refers to the illegitimate child that the unnamed young woman brings into the tent only as "a child" and "that" - as in "Is that his?" (278, 277). Its gender is not specified. Swaddled in a "blanket-and-tarpaulin-wrapped bundle," its physical appearance is never described, but legally it is "black" like its mother. Since Don Boyd is its father, its last name could be his, but the story makes it clear that the white father will play no role whatsoever in any future the infant might have.

3167 Unnamed Inhabitants of Jefferson

In Requiem for a Nun over twelve "successive overlapping generations" of "men and women and children" (159) live in Jefferson between the time it was a settlement and the present of the novel (i.e. c1950). One passage specifically divides the town's population along racial lines: the advent of "screens in windows" means that "people (white people) could actually sleep in summer night air" (190).

571 Unnamed Inhabitants of Modern Jefferson

The short story "A Name for the City" and Requiem for a Nun both characterize the inhabitants of Jefferson in the middle of the 20th century fairly negatively. The novel develops that critique in more detail. The boasting about progress done by Jefferson's members of "Rotary and Lions Clubs and Chambers of Commerce and City Beautifuls" (201, 4) is described as "a furious beating of hollow drums toward nowhere, but merely to sound louder than the next little human clotting to its north or south or east or west, dubbing itself city as Napoleon dubbed himself emperor" (4).

2184 Unnamed Inmates 1

These are the "other prisoners" in the jail in Light in August at the same time that Lucas Burch (Joe Brown) is there (303). They are only referred to by Buck Conner when he orders Burch to stop talking.

2497 Unnamed Inmates 2

Monk tries to "make a speech" before several unnamed and undescribed prisoners when he first arrives at the county jail (42). Typically in the Yoknapatawpha fictions, the men who are jailed together are black, but in this case we can't determine the race of these "other prisoners" (42).

3145 Unnamed Inmates 3

The "cattle-thieves and moonshiners" and "murderers" who spend time in the jail are described separately from the black prisoners who are confined in the "bullpen" portion of the jail (197). The thieves and whiskey makers go "to trial" from the jail; the murderers go "to eternity from there," since technological progress has brought the electric chair to Jefferson (198). Since Nancy is one of the "murderers," we know that at least in Requiem for a Nun this set of prisoners is not always segregated from the others on the basis of race.

2998 Unnamed Inspector-General

This "inspector-general" in "Knight's Gambit" is apparently part of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, which was officially organized in 1915 to train male college students in military tactics and discipline (205). He certifies the high quality of the R.O.T.C. program that Charles Mallison participates in as a student at the Academy in Jefferson. R.O.T.C. programs are usually based in colleges and universities, but according to Charles, "although the Academy was only a prep school, it had one of the highest R.O.T.C.

3338 Unnamed Insurance Adjuster

In The Town this man comes to Jefferson to determine his company's liability for Mrs. Widrington's lost dog.

2519 Unnamed Insurance Agent

In "Hand upon the Waters" this agent for the insurance company that issued the policy on Lonnie's life willingly follows Gavin Stevens’s instructions to help capture his killer.

3388 Unnamed Interior Decorator from Memphis

In The Town it is the wife of the furniture salesman in Memphis who knows what kind of furniture Flem wants for his new house, and she provides it. She is mentioned again as "the Memphis expert" who "learns Eula" what the home of a bank vice president should contain (173).

3168 Unnamed Interned Japanese Americans

As noted in Requiem for a Nun, during World War II the U.S. government interned over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry (two-thirds of them US citizens) as "enemy aliens" (194). Most of these people had been living on the west coast, and all the interment camps they were taken to were west of the Mississippi.

1703 Unnamed Interurban Train Passengers

On the interurban that carries him back to Cambridge in The Sound and the Fury, Quentin self-consciously notices how the other passengers in the car are all "looking at my [black] eye" (170). One passenger is individualized: looking at his reflection in the window of the car, Quentin sees superimposed on his own face the reflection of this woman sitting across the aisle from him, wearing a hat "with a broken feather in it" (169).

572 Unnamed Inventor

A "shabby man" with "intense, visionary eyes" in Flags in the Dust, he thinks he has perfected a new prototype airplane (384). When he complains that none of "you damned yellow-livered pilots" will test it for him, Young Bayard agrees to fly it (387).

3734 Unnamed Italian Bootlegger

In The Reivers Lucius has heard that the place he knew as Ballenbaugh's "is now a fishing camp run by an off-and-on Italian bootlegger" (71). (It was illegal to buy or sell alcohol in Mississippi until 1966.)

3339 Unnamed Italian Consul

In The Town Gavin nags the Italian consul in New Orleans in an attempt to hasten the arrival of the medallion containing Eula's "carved marble face" (368).

3796 Unnamed Italian Marble Syndicate

Italian marble appears in Yoknapatawpha in 4 different Yoknapatawpha fictions: the marble tombstones Sutpen has made for himself and Ellen are imported from Italy in Absalom!; the marble columns for the rebuilt courthouse in Requiem for a Nun are too; and so is the marble medallion that Gavin Stevens and Linda Snopes order for Eula's monument in The Town, or the monument itself, referred to as an "outrageous marble lie" The Mansion (460).

3735 Unnamed Italian Peddler

In The Reivers Otis mentions the "I-talian wop" who has a "fruit and peanut stand" in Memphis' Court Square (139).

1690 Unnamed Italian-American Girl

The unnamed "secretive" little girl (126) who somehow becomes attached to Quentin in The Sound and the Fury is the child of Italian immigrants, though it is possible that she herself - unlike her older brother Julio - was born in the U.S. Quentin describes her complexion as "like a cup of milk dashed with coffee," implying she is not exactly 'white' (125). She apparently can speak English, but when she meets Quentin at the bakery, she does not tell him who she is or where she lives, and she remains mysteriously silent while he travels with her in search of her home.

1416 Unnamed Itinerant Minister and Slave Trader

This white man is described in "Red Leaves" as an "itinerant minister and slave trader" (318). While passing through the Indians' plantation "on a mule" that also carries "a cotton umbrella and a three-gallon demijohn of whisky," he marries Doom and his West Indian wife (318).

1850 Unnamed Jackson Prostitutes

Listening to State Senator Clarence Snopes talk about the life he leads in the state capital of Jackson in Sanctuary, Horace conjures up images of "discreet flicks of skirts in swift closet doors" in various hotel rooms (175). That's all the narrative gives us, but it seems safe to assume that inside the skirts are women, and that the women themselves are prostitutes.

837 Unnamed Jailer 1

The jailer in "That Evening Sun" is characterized only by his actions. He cuts Nancy down when she tries to hang herself in jail and then beats her. (According to the "Corrected Texts" that Noel Polk edited for Vintage International, Faulkner spelled "jailer" with an 'e' in "That Evening Sun," "An Error in Chemistry" and Intruder in the Dust with an 'o' in "Monk," Requiem for a Nun and The Reivers.

838 Unnamed Jailer 2

In "Monk," this "jailor" is there along with the "other prisoners" in the county jail when Monk attempts to "make a speech" after his arrest (42). (According to the "Corrected Texts" that Noel Polk edited for Vintage International, Faulkner spelled "jailer" with an 'e' in "That Evening Sun," "An Error in Chemistry" and Intruder in the Dust with an 'o' in "Monk," Requiem for a Nun and The Reivers.

836 Unnamed Jailer 3

The unnamed jailer in "An Error in Chemistry" who discovers that Flint has somehow escaped from his cell without leaving a trace himself leaves no trace as a character - i.e. this jailer is not described in any way. (According to the "Corrected Texts" that Noel Polk edited for Vintage International, Faulkner spelled "jailer" with an 'e' in "That Evening Sun," "An Error in Chemistry" and Intruder in the Dust with an 'o' in "Monk," Requiem for a Nun and The Reivers.

1357 Unnamed Jailer 4

In addition to the present day jailer, Mr. Tubbs, Intruder in the Dust mentions but doesn't name the man who was the county jailer during the Civil War. Like Tubbs, he lived with his family in the jail. (According to the "Corrected Texts" that Noel Polk edited for Vintage International, Faulkner spelled "jailer" with an 'e' in "That Evening Sun," Intruder in the Dust and "An Error in Chemistry" but with an 'o' in "Monk," Requiem for a Nun and The Reivers.

1358 Unnamed Jailer's Daughter

Intruder in the Dust includes a romantic vignette about the daughter of the man who was the county jailer in 1864. Struck by the appearance of a "ragged unshaven lieutenant" who is leading a defeated Confederate unit past the jail, this "young girl of that time" writes her name with a diamond in "one of the panes of the fanlight beside the door"; "six months later" they are married (49). (This story is told more fully, and shifted to the beginning of the Civil War, in Requiem for a Nun, 1951. There the daughter is named Cecelia Farmer.)

2705 Unnamed Japanese

These "Japanese" should be understood to be 'the enemy' that the U.S. in fighting in the Pacific theater of World War Two. The young narrator of "Two Soldiers" as well as his mother refer to the people who attacked Pearl Harbor as "them Japanese" (81, 84). In the later story "Shall Not Perish," the same narrator, a year older, refers to the country's enemy and the forces responsible for his brother's death as "them Japs" (101).

2999 Unnamed Japanese Aviator

Several thousand Japanese sailors and aviators participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor that provoked the U.S. to declare war, but this entry reflects the unusual way Charles Mallison describes the attack in "Knight's Gambit": "a Jap dropped a bomb on another American" (254).

3515 Unnamed Japanese Troops

In The Mansion these Japanese troops attack the retreating group of Americans as well as "Aussies, British, French from Indo-China" somewhere in "Malaya" at the start of the Second World War (305). They are never seen, but readers hear them "chirping" in the dark just beyond a line of American foxholes. Their "English" is the stereotypical dialect that once was spoken by Asians in (white) American popular culture: "Maline" (i.e. Marine), "Tonigh youdigh" (306).

3169 Unnamed Japanese-American Soldiers

In Requiem for a Nun the German tank gun that serves as Jefferson's monument to the men who served in World War II was captured "by a regiment of Japanese in American uniforms," the sons of interned Japanese Americans (194). (Over 30,000 Japanese-Americans served in the U.S. military during the war, many in the 100th/442nd Infantry Regiment that became the most decorated unit in U.S. history.)

1691 Unnamed Jealous Husband

In The Sound and the Fury Quentin recalls a story that Mrs. Bland tells about Gerald, involving "a sawmill husband" - the lower-class husband of a woman with whom Gerald has had sexual relations - who confronts him with a shotgun (107). According to Quentin's remembered version, Gerald is supposed to have bitten the gun in two. It's not clear how much of the exaggeration here is Mrs. Bland's and how much Quentin's.

1532 Unnamed Jefferson Businessmen

In Flags in the Dust the men who own businesses or have offices or work in stores on the Square appear several times, specifically separated out from the larger population of Jefferson. They most frequently are associated with either Old Bayard or Jenny Du Pre.

527 Unnamed Jefferson Children 1

Among the Jefferson people Hawkshaw barbers in "Hair" are children, to whom he gives peppermints.

2213 Unnamed Jefferson Children 2

The "town" of Jefferson plays a prominent and pervasive role in Light in August, but the only time the narrative refers to the town's children is when it describes the occasional "negro nursemaid" who would pass Hightower's "with her white charges" (59).

574 Unnamed Jefferson Children 3

The white children of Jefferson don't directly appear anywhere in Intruder in the Dust, but Chick thinks of them three times. He remembers when he and the other "children on [his] street" played a card game with "an old lady" who lived nearby (58). And he notes the absence of the children who should have been on their porches on Sunday morning, "fresh and scrubbed for Sunday school with clutched palm-sweaty nickels" - but "perhaps by mutual consent" Sunday school has been cancelled (38).