New York City in "Lizards in Jamshyd’s Courtyard" (Location)

Display Label: 
Harlem
Map Icon: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
X: 
2544
Y: 
848
Description: 

While describing the ruins of the graveyard at the Old Frenchman's place, the story refers to the slaves buried there as "the progenitors of saxophone players in Harlem honky-tonks" (136). This reference re-frames the narrative in both time and space, shifting it briefly from Yoknapatawpha in the present (the 1890s) and the past (the antebellum era of slavery) to the New York City of the 1920s, by which time large numbers of southern blacks had moved to the urban North and when jazz music was in vogue among both white and black audiences.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
Types: 
CIty; Negro District; Tavern|Bar

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