Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 68

Title

Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 68

Description

Typescript from the third draft of Robert Kroetsch's 1969 novel The Studhorse Man.

Source

Archives and Special Collections

Publisher

Calgary: University of Calgary

Date

Contributor

Robertson, James
Smith, Amanda

Relation

Kroetsch, Robert. The Studhorse Man.

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

MsC. 27.10.3

UUID

53888673-e29e-4ce0-851d-ece93e3eb5e1

Text

[Typescript]

before a single one can drop a single colt. His efforts are vain, vain . . . Only the artist . . ." She touched her hands to his hips, to his stiffened knees, his battered thighs. "I must make a model of you," she cried out.

Again Hazard groaned.

"Of you," she insisted.  "In shining wax."

It seems that while semi-conscious Hazard had raved about his horse; P. in her wisdom recognized the qualities of the man.  "Mine is the future," he groaned.

"A model of your head," she insisted, touching his ears, his bruised cheeks.  "Of your mouth, your strong handsome nose . . ."

"In immortal wax," Hazard groaned.

P. gently touched her strong warm hands to his belly.  "Immortal and everlasting," she whispered.  "Consider now--"

If only Hazard had agreed to her not unreasonable request, what a record we would now possess.  But I alone am dedicated to xxxx lonely task
[Holographic annotations]

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^of preserving his likeness.

Original Format

Typescript draft with holographic annotations

Files

studhorse man - draft 3 p68 crop final.jpg

Citation

Kroetsch, Robert, 1927-2011, “Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 68,” University of Calgary Class Projects, accessed March 5, 2024, https://omeka.ucalgary.ca/document/295.