McEacherns' Farm and Vicinity in Light in August (Location)

Display Label: 
McEacherns and Vicinity Inset
Map Icon: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
2345
Y: 
260
Description: 

The novel doesn't give us a way to know for sure where McEachern's farm and the nearby town of Memphis Junction might be. It takes McEachern and Joe "all" of a day traveling in a "light buggy" to get there (143), but the novel gives no clear indication what direction they travel in. However, if we assume McEachern drives east to take Joe "home" (144), it's not impossible that Memphis Junction is based on the real town of Holly Springs, Mississippi, which Faulkner mentions on his 1936 map of Yoknapatawpha and which appears in several of the fictions, and if that is what Faulkner has in mind, it would mean that Joe actually grows up not far from Jefferson, where he dies - but all this is very speculative. See the inset map for the 15 locations that the novel associates with McEachern's place and Memphis Junction in chapters 7-9.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
Types: 
Farm

digyok:node/location/23871