The Cemeteries of Yoknapatawpha County

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"The past is never dead" — that is probably Faulkner's best-known phrase. Cemeteries, on the other hand, are places where the dead are ever present, and in various ways - from the conventional to the macabre - cemeteries are among the most frequently visited places in Faulkner's imaginative landscape. This display allows you to see where and how he buries the bodies.

At right: click on any of the 22 identified burial sites in the Yoknapatawpha fictions.
Below: click on any icon on the bookshelf to highlight the cemeteries in particular texts. Or click here for more about Faulkner's graveyards.

 
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Statue of William Falkner

Above: statue of William Falkner (the author's great-grandfather) in cemetery in Ripley, Ms.

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