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Mapping 'Knoxville' Across Time, Media, and Cultures:

Tracing Unexplored Connections Between the Work of Cormac McCarthy, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Buddy and the Huddle

Moving Beyond Knoxville: TVA and Norris Dam

TVA and Norris Dam

SCHWARZENBACH: “Even though, at Norris Dam, two giant generators produce electricity and rejuvenate that stretch of land; even though the displays in the TVA windows convey to every visitor what wellplanned and intelligent willpower can achieve when it fights poverty and backwardness; even though a new vision of a better life is created, one does not need to venture far within Knoxville to find its shadowy side. It feels like bitter irony that in Knoxville, only 30 miles away from Norris Dam, there are entire quarters that have neither electricity nor running water. A ring of such dark quarters surrounds Knoxville, just like it does in each and every other factory town in the South.”

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