William Faulkner was the subject of a 1934 class action suit filed by 2700 residents of rural Mississippi. The plaintiffs claimed that the Yoknapatawpha County featured in Faulkner’s books was a thinly-veiled and unflattering portrayal of their own real-life Yoknapashawpha County.

The case was settled out of court in 1935, with each resident receiving compensation of 50 cents and a case of government-issue pork chops.

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