Yoknapatawpha County


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Yoknapatawpha County

northern Mississippi; decadent setting for Faulkner’s novels. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 955]
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Ultimately the risk was deemed necessary and acceptable, due to the uniqueness of Yoknapatawpha County and the complexity of time in Faulkner's works.
Vernon Tull, the Bundrens' helpful neighbor and a major narrator in As I Lay Dying, is an intertextual character in William Faulkner's apocryphal Yoknapatawpha County, prominently reappearing in different versions of the spotted horses story.
Many of his novels are based in imaginary Port Williams, Kentucky, a place with as rich a history and as carefully constructed a geography as William Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County.
Pitol acknowledges this debt, writing in The Art of Flight, "My guardian angel during that time was William Faulkner, whose Yoknapatawpha County I attempted to re-create among the coffee plantations, palm trees, and dark tropical rivers.
A mayor simbolismo, Garcia Marquez llegaba a Mexico tras recorrer el delta del Mississippi, el real e imaginario Yoknapatawpha County que su inventor iba a dejar para siempre 12 meses despues, el 6 de julio (otra vez julio) de 1962.
Like the Yoknapatawpha County of Faulkner, this is a region Holladay knows intimately, and like the Delta of Welty, it is a homeland Holladay loves ardently.
Included in this section (finally) is Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, as is William Faulkner, though the latter's prestige is alleged to rest not on one particular novel but on the cycle of novels written about Yoknapatawpha county.
Each is referred to with something less than, say, the binding connections of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County.
By adding to her stories word by word and writing what she describes as "one long novel" (Time 4/1/01), Erdrich has created a fictional community and province--a North Dakota Ojibwe reservation and its surrounding towns--as indelible as Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County and Joyce's Dublin.
And Fond du Lac is to Northrup what Lake Wobegon is to Garrison Keillor or Yoknapatawpha County was to William Faulkner.
Silverthorne uses her studio like Faulkner uses Yoknapatawpha County or Thomas Hardy uses Wessex--made-up places that mirror where the writers actually lived, inhabited by fictional characters who mirror their actual neighbors.
Another Michigan novelist, Thomas McGuane, once said to me "While Yoknapatawpha County was in full swing many citizens in Oxford, Mississippi, were going to Miami Beach to see Duke Ellington and to eat Jewish food--many of them had Buick convertibles.