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The Subterraneans Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

New York City

When Leo quit his job on the ship, he left the boat when it was docked in this city.

San Francisco

After Leo quit his job on the ship, he returned to his hometown in San Francisco, CA.

Montgomery Street

Leo first spotted Mardou when she was leaning against a car on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

Dante's Bar

When Leo returned to San Francisco he met up with his old friends, the subterraneans, in Dante's bar.

The Heavenly Lane Apartment

The Heavenly Lane apartment was Mardou's apartment where she and Leo spent a lot of time.

South City

Leo lived with his mother in a house in a neighborhood in the south city.

Mardou's Letter

Mardou wrote a letter to Leo telling him of her feelings for him and her hopes for the future. Leo was impressed with her writing ability.

The Brooch

Mardou...

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