Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 71

Title

Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 71

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

dec2210d-3ad7-4c7b-af2b-0e0c37e6eed9

Text

[Typescript]

Fragments. Fragments. What could she possible answer to that unjust remark? Hazard himself declined to explain. Could he condemn the artist for shaping the scene? Could her shaping hands make him whole and new? At best, only fragments survive into the future. Did he hesitate in the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx promise of judgment? Did he respond to the loneliness of flesh? We seekers after truth, what do we find? A fingerprint on the corner of a page. A worn step at the turn in the stairway. A square of faded paint on the faded wall. Someone was here, we know. But who? When? Glimpses only. A shadow in the folds of a curtain recalls a shadow. And yet life has a continuity as I must demonstrate. I mustxxxxxxxxx

In the end I might at least consider Hazard's word: he claimed xxxx she was only determined to take her measure of the man so that she might glory in her wax image of him. She had lined up her jurymen, and now she must line up a case for their consideration. In the dim light of that mausoleum she set the angels of all history to hold him to a bargain he claimed he had not ever made: he would not.
[Holographic annotations]

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and I must

Original Format

Typescript draft with holographic annotations

Files

studhorse man - draft 3 p71 crop final.jpg

Citation

Kroetsch, Robert, 1927-2011, “Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 71,” University of Calgary Class Projects, accessed April 18, 2024, https://omeka.ucalgary.ca/document/296.