CliffsNotes on Faulkner's The Unvanquished

CliffsNotes on Faulkner's The Unvanquished

CliffsNotes on Faulkner's The Unvanquished

CliffsNotes on Faulkner's The Unvanquished

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Faulkner created the mythological county of Yoknapatawpha in his third novel, Flags in the Dust. This particular novel, however, was not published during Faulkner’s lifetime; it appeared posthumously in 1973. As a result, Faulkner’s readers were introduced to Yoknapatawpha County in Sartoris (1929), a heavily edited and much shorter version of Flags in the Dust. The name “Yoknapatawpha” is a word Faulkner devised by combining the Indian words for the two rivers, the Yokna and the Patawpha, which form the southern border of this county. Faulkner called the county seat Jefferson and, later, drew a map of the county (which can be found in all editions of his novel Absalom, Absalom! 1936), showing where many events in the various novels take place.

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