Take a Tour of William Faulkner's Oxford
When you drive into Oxford, the courthouse is the first literary landmark you see, the centerpiece of Oxford Square, where a bronze plaque bears that passage from Requiem for a Nun. The statue in front, a Confederate soldier, has made cameos in various stories: Soldiers Pay, Requiem for a Nun, and most famously The Sound and the Fury:
They approached the square, where the Confederate soldier gazed with empty eyes beneath his marble hand in wind and weather.
Now owned by the University of Mississippi, Rowan Oak is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk daily. Call 662/234-3284 to schedule a visit.
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