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Casa editrice: Random House, U.S.A.
Data di pubblicazione: 1979
Condizione libro: Near Fine
Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine
Edizione: 1st Edition
One page in text has minor moisture damage (wrinkling); else book and dj are exceptional. Book is housed in an elegant, royal purple clam shell case; jacket is encased in mylar sleeve. Codice inventario libreria 000756
Riassunto: This compelling novel has as its protagonist Cornelius Suttree, living alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River close by Knoxville. He stays at the edge of an outcast community inhabited by eccentrics, criminals and the poverty-stricken. Rising above the physical and human squalor around him, his detachment and wry humour enable him to survive dereliction and destitution with dignity. 'Suttree marks McCarthy's closest approach to autobiography and is probably the funniest and most unbearably sad of his books' Stanley Booth 'The book comes at us like a horrifying flood. The language licks, batters, wounds -- a poetic, troubled rush of debris ...Cormac McCarthy has little mercy to spare, for his characters or himself. His text is broken, beautiful and ugly in spots...Suttree is like a good, long scream in the ear.' Jerome Charyn, New York Times
Dal retro di copertina:
? Suttree contains a humour that is Faulknerian in its gentle wryness, and a freakish imaginative flair reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor.? ? The Times Literary Supplement (London)
?All of McCarthy?s books present the reviewer with the same welcome difficulty. They are so good that one can hardly say how good they really are. . . . Suttree may be his magnum opus. Its protagonist, Cornelius Suttree, has forsaken his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat among the inhabitants of the demimonde along the banks of the Tennessee River. His associates are mostly criminals of one sort or another, and Suttree is, to say the least, estranged from what might be called normal society. But he is so involved with life (and it with him) that when in the end he takes his leave, the reader?s heart goes with him. Suttree is probably the funniest and most unbearably sad of McCarthy?s books . . . which seem to me unsurpassed in American literature.? ?Stanley Booth
From the Hardcover edition.
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