Suttree

Suttree Per vivere Suttree pesca pesci gatto nelle acque limacciose del fiume Tennessee E sul fiume vive in una baracca galleggiante ai margini della citt di Knoxville fra ratti reali e metaforici Ci si tra

  • Title: Suttree
  • Author: Cormac McCarthy Maurizia Balmelli
  • ISBN: 9788806207816
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Per vivere Suttree pesca pesci gatto nelle acque limacciose del fiume Tennessee E sul fiume vive, in una baracca galleggiante ai margini della citt di Knoxville, fra ratti reali e metaforici Ci si trasferito dopo aver abbandonato un esistenza di privilegi borghesi e pastoie religiose l ha fatto per vivere Ora nel suo nuovo mondo impara ci che il fiume insegna chePer vivere Suttree pesca pesci gatto nelle acque limacciose del fiume Tennessee E sul fiume vive, in una baracca galleggiante ai margini della citt di Knoxville, fra ratti reali e metaforici Ci si trasferito dopo aver abbandonato un esistenza di privilegi borghesi e pastoie religiose l ha fatto per vivere Ora nel suo nuovo mondo impara ci che il fiume insegna che nel tutto in movimento quel flusso ora grigio, ora bruno, nero, marrone, color peltro, ardesia, inchiostro o carbonio della cloaca maxima il colore di questa vita acqua e perci solo le forme pi primitive sopravvivono Alcune di esse finiscono impigliate nelle sue reti di pescatore e, volente o pi spesso nolente, Suttree deve tentare di portarle in secca, magari immergendosi con loro in liquidi a pi alta gradazione Prima fra tutte la forma di uno spassoso troglodita come Harrogate, giovane topo di campagna con una passione contronatura per i cocomeri e una determinazione tanto candida quanto feroce a trasformarsi in ratto di citt A fianco di questo novello Huckleberry Finn e dei suoi guai Suttree impara altri colori dell infinito scorrere.

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  • Cormac McCarthy Maurizia Balmelli

    Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.His earlier Blood Meridian 1985 was among Time Magazine s poll of 100 best English language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner.In 2009, Cormac McCarthy won the PEN Saul Bellow Award, a lifetime achievement award given by the PEN American Center.

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  • Mr. Suttree it is our understanding that at curfew rightly decreed by law and in that hour wherein nigh draws to its proper close and the new day commences and contrary to conduct befitting a person of your station you betook yourself to various low places within the shire of McAnally and there did squander several ensuing years in the company of thieves, derelicts, miscreants, pariahs, poltroons, spalpeens, curmudgeons, clotpolls, murderers, gamblers, bawds, whores, trulls, brigands, topers, to [...]



  • This was my first foray into McCarthy, and what a foray it was. The prose hit me with a whallop--so dense and driving, a slow-moving ineluctable train of words that carries the reader to dark and squalid and even funny places as we follow Cornelius Suttree, a privileged son who's given it all up to live as an outcast among outcasts. This is vintage early McCarthy--before All the Pretty Horses made him more popular and, dare I say it?, somewhat less interesting.


  • I am helpless to talk about this book. There are a lot of words that I did not understand. Suttree by Cormac is a book that deserves, much like some of Malick's films. The pen of the big Mac is like a brush taking its time on the canvas, where a sentence would suffice to describe a flight of birds making crates. Here we are far from Kerouac and its small ballads on the road. Here is lost America. At the edge of Knoxville live the outcasts, the excluded voluntary or not of the system, there are w [...]


  • Life as infinitely detailed turbid flow. Life’s flow so drenched with death there’s hardly need of another name for it; death as life’s incorporated twin. It’s all a river and it flows. Suttree is saturated with this outlook, this philosophy, though it remains unspoken, instead being simply shown, in a style itself all detail and turbid flow. In fact, the style itself is so integral to the book’s texture and meaning, and the structure of it all so structureless (being modeled on riverf [...]


  • This is my favorite Cormac McCarthy novel so far. It’s a horrifying and funny ramble of the guy’s life. I thought it had some really good vignettes, but a lot of the time I wasn’t interested. I noticed most of the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I’m not so moved.There is really not much of a story. The dialogue in dialect is great. The poetic spill of words is incredible. You could draw a bath of them and soak, so long as you’re not too fussy about the cigarette butts and used con [...]


  • Suttree: Cormac McCarthy's Conclusion to a Southern QuartetSuttree was published February 1, 1979.First EditionOn the dust jacket Cormac McCarthy appears a young man.McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper was published in 1965. Sources clearly indicate that Suttree was already a work in progress. Jerome Charyn reviewed Suttree for the New York Times and said that McCarthy actually wrote Suttree over a thirty year span. I wouldn't argue. It's just that good. It's just that perfect.Cornelius S [...]


  • Cormac McCarthy at his best--writing with the throttle wide open--is still the closest thing to heroin you can buy in a bookstore.--Hal CrowtherA Smoky Mountain High: Trudging through Smokies with Loquacious, Abstruse McCarthyHaled by cognoscenti, this early Cormac McCarthy tale follows the travails of Cornelius Suttree, a wayward, educated and privileged itinerant, as he wanders through the backwoods and over the rivers and streams of the Smoky Mountains, his acquaintances with the hillbillies, [...]


  • It is amazing how McCarthy can find the lyrical beauty in an absurd gout of hallelucinationatory crazy. Absolutely one of my favorite novels of all time (nearly stripped McCarthy's Blood Meridian of its bloody title). Reads like Steinbeck wrote a play based on a David Lynch film about a nightmare child of Fellini and Faulkner that is now worshiped as scripture by pimps, prostitutes, grifters, fishmongers and of course fishermen. At times Suttree hits me like a complicated musical chorus, a surre [...]


  • No one in the world can write like McCarthy. The power of his sentences comes not from ease and lightness and polish - they are hard and angular like a sculpted figure whittled laboriously from a gnarled hunk of wood, rendered the more striking for the humble matter from which it was hewn. The prose is wild and inscrutable, awash with metaphor and arcane vocabulary and curiouslyformed compoundwords to confound the reader - the purpose seems to be to locate the limit of language and extract from [...]


  • 'Suttree' goes directly into my own, personal daydream of the idealized 20th century canon. The heavily stylized prose hearkens back to the works of Joyce, Steinbeck, Algren, Faulkner, and Celine. Indeed, I have yet to encounter another book that so perfectly synthesizes these five unique voices of 20th century literature'Suttree', at heart, is a sort of urban pastoral, replete with the myriad voices of a depressed, post-war Knoxville. Cornelius Suttree's wanderings echo precisely the tourist-gu [...]


  • This is quite the slow burn. Most of Mccarthy's other works are very plot-driven, and you see that really reinforced in his western novels where you have this incredibly hypnotic language coalescing with (often horrific) events to create this sort of magisterial whirlwind of doom which just pulls you in with it's richness. That sort of building up takes a back burner here in favor of something which just sort of flows out in all directions, trying to encompass totally the world of the downtrodde [...]


  • A man spends a few years of his life living on the river; years that are filled with catfish and carp, sex and death, vile bodies, and viler bodily fluids. Coffeecolored and seething, the river waits, always in the background, vying for billing as protagonist.He could hear the river talking softly beneath him, heavy old river with wrinkled face.The book is filled with adventures in drunken debauchery and foiled get-rich-quick schemes. And always, always, there is some heinous concoction to cloud [...]


  • So, I read this book because my friend Cody is always raving about what a great book this is. And, he is right, it's a masterpiece. Every sentence is a thing of beauty, a work of art. And Suttree and Harrogate are two of the most memorable characters in fiction.The only quibble I have is that McCarthy likes to show off his extensive vocabulary. I had a pretty good education and have read thousands of books, so I think my vocabulary is better than average, but there were still quite a few words [...]


  • To paraphrase Jerry Garcia: What a long strange trip this book has been. Most of it takes place on the waterfront of Knoxville, Tennessee, circa early 1950's. Suttree is a "river rat", living in a derelict houseboat and making his living as a fisherman, cavorting with down and out members of the Knoxville underworld. The difference between them and Suttree is that he was born into a privileged family and has chosen this life. We never find out why, and are only given a few hints of his previous [...]


  • Loved it, but it is tough to get through. Very dense.I really think this was the book where McCarthy transitioned from a very good writer to a great one. Not just because this was the last of his Appalachia books, you can also see where the writing changes to the signature style that sets him apart from other writers. The introduction is one example, as are the last 30 or so pages.I finished this on my iPhone at my nephew's high school district finals wrestling tournament (in my defense, it was [...]


  • Dove i vivi e i morti sono una cosa sola“In piedi tra le foglie urlanti Suttree invocava il fulmine. Che scoppiò e tuonò e lui indicò il proprio cuore ottenebrato e lo supplicò per un po' di luce. Sennò riduci queste ossa in cenere. Si sedette contro un albero e guardò il temporale spostarsi sopra la città. Sono forse un mostro, ci sono dei mostri dentro di me?”Sul silenzioso fiume Tennessee, Suttree è un naufrago che diserta la vita, un profugo in fuga dalla quiete di una esistenza [...]


  • Things I learned from this book:1)"But there are no absolutes in human misery and things can always get worse."2)If you fuck every pumpkin in a pumpkin field you're liable to go to the county workhouse. I don't reckon there is one of them here, so I also reckon it's just about ok to fuck all them pumpkins.


  • Suttree is an unusual book by McCarthy, for it lacks the genre conventions he sometimes employs and subverts. Here there is no plot, and it is focused on the picaresque adventures of the eponymous hero and his gang of misfits and compatriots. Comic misadventures and schemes a lá Twain occur, passages of beat gutter poetry, stark imagery and characters out of medieval allegory or the Old Testament (Witches, fools, and madmen); makes for a strange but beautifully written book. The prose creates i [...]


  • Difficile la lingua (ad essere pignoli serve il vocabolario anche quando lo si legge in traduzione), difficile l'impatto con un racconto che non concede sconti, non conosce la retorica, non fornisce giustificazioni o attenuanti alle azioni, non dà alcuno spazio all'ipocrisia o a vittimismi, è il rapporto nudo e crudo di un modo di vivere, lucidamente scelto, che conduce ad una chiara definizione dell'io del protagonista, bello o brutto che sia. Scrittore adulto, questo McCarthy


  • There is a certain variety of the species H. sapiens—more often than not White, almost exclusively male—who vehemently contend that Blood Meridian is not only Cormac McCarthy’s greatest book, but the greatest novel of all time. Sorry to say, gentlemen, that I disagree with you on both counts (but we’re still on for lifting, bros). As great as Meridian is, it pales to this White Male by several hectares to McCarthy’s true masterpiece, Suttree. (I won’t even address the second contenti [...]


  • It almost seems insulting to call this a work of art, because that is so cliche and nothing about this book is cliche. But it IS a work of art. McCarthy is a genius, and it's a shame that he is not more highly regarded than he is. Not an easy book to read. I am a fast reader, but this one took me almost a month. Very dense at times, but take your time and appreciate the pictures McCarthy paints with his words. Just incredible. Suttree is a unique character and extremely likeable, in my opinion. [...]


  • A goodreader's recommendation has come at the right moment.Arrived a bit late from amazon, and I have only just finished James Kelman. But I have read the first sentence, and here goes.It is marvellous. Somewhat as McCarthy, I'll refract and draw a few straight lines but first one way of seeing it whole. It's ethical, of course, and not moral, and the distinction between the two is immense in this book. An oddyssey of one man who is all souls in an underworld (literally most of the settings are [...]


  • Cormac McCarthy is my favorite living authorDI always struggle immensely whenever I’m about to read one of his books.For I know that he’ll require me to work, to sweat my imagination and flex my attention, to open dictionary a few hundred times, to untagle freeform dream sequences, to sort out concealments, to wander in the mysterious. Yet whenever I’m 30-40 pages into his world, I’m speechless, lost in his jungle, entangled in something overwhelmingly essential. “Suttree” is a marve [...]


  • Now, don't get me wrong, sir or madam. I have nothing against McCarthy's more famous later novels. No Country for Old Men and the Road were both fine reads, stellar in places. But I'd have to place prime era Cormac back a few years. And while my favorite of his novels is still Blood Meridian, I'd put this at a close second.In terms of structure, this is a unique novel. It doesn't so much have a conventional plot that follows a series of events and shows how the characters react to these events. [...]


  • "Às vezes não percebo para que é que servem as vidas das pessoas."Suttree não é um romance para quem gosta de "despachar" páginas. Exige entrega e leitura serena, para se poder apreciar a extraordinária beleza das descrições dos locais e das gentes. Suttree não é um romance para quem gosta de personagens "bonitas". Aqui convivemos com vagabundos, velhos, criminosos, prostitutas, bêbedos, Criaturas feias, fedorentas, que escarram, que falam mal, que dizem palavrões,Suttree não é um [...]


  • ”Suttree”, originalmente editado em 1979, é o sétimo romance que li do norte-americano Cormac McCarthy (n. 1933), um dos meus escritores preferidos – que já não publica um livro desde 2006.Estamos em Knoxville, Tennessee, no início dos anos 1950 - Cornelius Suttree – Sut - abandonou uma vida familiar estável para começar a viver sozinho numa casa flutuante na margem do rio Tennessee, nas “margens” da sociedade, sobrevivendo da venda dos peixes que apanha. Em ”Suttree” não [...]


  • There is a line near the end of this book that will stick with me the rest of my life. It not only describes the entire journey of this masterpiece, but it's a bit a sound bit of advice on how to get through life."He had divested himself of the little cloaked godlet and his other amulets in a place where they would not be found in his lifetime and he'd taken for talisman the simple human heart within him."Such is the story of Cornelius "Buddy" Suttree, a man who cuts himself off from his family [...]


  • I am dumping this after having listened to one fourth of the audiobook. I thought I would avoid the author's annoying propensity of never using commas by listening to the audiobook. My mistake!This isn't worth my time. The language is filthy. The book is boring, and it goes forward at the pace of a snail. I don't have trouble reading about the "down and out" if handled with finesse. Songdogs by the talented author Colum McCann is just one example. Cormac McCarthy seems to believe that I will be [...]


  • Dnf @160.Not really in the mood for this one this lifetime.I started skipping because I wanted story, but the parts I was skipping- the lengthy descriptions and apparently poetic prose were clearly what I was supposed to be reading this for- that is, no story, just sprawling, rambling description that hits on those same tired "revelations" of so many "wise" authors. All that stuff about, oh no, I am no longer in my mother, oh no, one day I will die, oh no, life is so tragic because of these thin [...]


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