haunted by a Faulkner passage
March 17, 2010 6:10 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a Faulkner passage which I believe was in The Town or The Hamlet.

Male character took a daily walk and meditated in the front yard of a ruined mansion. (The old Frenchman's place?) Another character asks him why he does this. He replies something very close to "Just trying to figure out what might drive a man to think he needs to own all this crap."

It has been 20 years since I read this and I would very much like to find the chapter and verse and exact wording if anybody knows it.

Thank you!
posted by bukvich to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've read these books slightly more recently than you have (and I love them), but only slightly. Although I don't remember this exact scene, I wonder if this is something VK Ratliff does when he goes out to Frenchman's Bend. It wouldn't have been a daily walk, but it would have been in his character.
posted by OmieWise at 11:51 AM on March 17, 2010

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