The Cemeteries of Yoknapatawpha County
"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 in the bookshelf to highlight the cemeteries in that particular text.
At top: click on the About button for an analysis of the role cemeteries play in Faulkner's fiction.
Above: statue of William Falkner (the author's great-grandfather) in cemetery in Ripley, Ms.
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