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Suttree

McCarthy, C.

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ISBN 10: 0394482131 / ISBN 13: 9780394482132
Editore: Random House, U.S.A., 1979
Condizione: Near Fine Rilegato
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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

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Titolo: Suttree

Casa editrice: Random House, U.S.A.

Data di pubblicazione: 1979

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Near Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine

Edizione: 1st Edition

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By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville.  Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.
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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

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