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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

Bridges hiding the other side of Knoxville

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McCARTHY, Suttree: “He crossed into the city and descended a steep path at the end of the bridge, swinging down through a jungle of small locust trees… He emerged onto the barren apron of clay beneath the bridge. Small black children playing there in the cool.”

“Under the high cool arches and dark keeps of the span’s undercarriage. Glancing up at these cathedraled vaultings with their fossil woodknots and pseudomorphic nailheads in gray concrete.”

SCHWARZENBACH: “The bridges that lead into Knoxville span high above the river. It is a city like many others, 200 years old, with a red-brick markethouse where farmers sell apples and tomatoes as well as corn and peppers. A city with shops and cinemas, a Main Street ablaze with light, and dark quarters where the workers of hosiery factories have to live in sheer poverty.”


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