Beat Nine (Location Key)

Code: 
1051
Description: 

Like real Mississippi counties, Yoknapatawpha is divided into administrative districts called "beats." In all the rest of Faulkner's fictions, the highest number assigned any beat in Yoknapatawpha is 5, but in The Mansion the narrative refers to the section "way up" in Yoknapatawpha where the Nub Gowrie makes his moonshine as "Beat Nine" (67). In Intruder in the Dust (1948), Nub lives in Beat Four, in the county's northeast. Faulkner may have decided to re-number this area because in the movie version of Intruder in the Dust (1949), the area is referred to as 'Beat Nine' - or he may just have forgotten what he'd called it before.

Display Name: 
Beat Nine
Sort Name: 
Beat Nine
Region: 
NE

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