southern literature

Murder in the House of Memory: Faulkner and the Plantation Prototype of Flags in the Dust
William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak, in Oxford, Mississippi.
Fig. 1. William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak, in Oxford, Mississippi.

Scholars have long understood the centrality that the plantation house possesses as both institution and symbol in William Faulkner’s fictional world.