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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

Junk and Junkyards

exhibition sixteenMcCARTHY, Suttree: “Harrogate pushed open the gate and entered…
The air was rich with humus and he could smell the flowers…
Phlox lavendar and pink along a leaning wall of cinderblock and loosestrife and columbine among the iron inner works of autos scattered in the grass.”

SCHWARZENBACH: “In the evening, when I walked down this steep road, a policeman steps out of the shadow cast by the bridge asking whether he could accompany me ‘home.’ He walked behind me until I reached the area of the illuminated billboards and well-lit streets. I leaned once more over the railing of the bridge. West Front Street is shrouded by darkness and river fog. The ‘dream of a better life’ faintly shimmers above all of this like a waning crescent moon…”


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