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Minnie Cooper and John McClendon in Faulkner’s “Dry September”

Last Thursday, I wrote about the “blank spaces” in William Faulkner’s “Dry September” and some works by Ernest J. Gaines. Today, I want to look at a couple of scenes in Faulkner’s story and discuss the ways that Faulkner delves into the psychological effects of lynchings and racial violence on the perpetrators themselves. As such, I will briefly discuss Minnie Cooper and John McClendon … Read More Minnie Cooper and John McClendon in Faulkner’s “Dry September”