Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 80

Title

Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 80

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

022e89cc-018d-4166-8a83-6cdd4c62d52f

Text

[Typescript]

six-thirty, Hazard guessed; to the east, the sky fanned a small light from the cold promise of the sun. The earth was endlessly white: the roofs, the streets, the parking lots, the snow-bent spruce trees--whiteness everywhere. The sound of a shovel grated in from somewhere distant, digging back to cement and rock and gravel.

Nearer at hand a horse whinnied. Hazard leaned against a Corinthian pillar of Alberta sandstone to put on his shoes; he ventured down the broad steps, wishing already he had brought along the redcoat's brown leather belt, the Deane and Adams revolver. He practised a salute with a white gauntlet, getting tangled the first few times in his cape.

What follows is very jumbled. Here in xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scribbled pages on notes, sheafs of notes, old books and new ones, envelopes and bills with hieroglyphic comments scratched across them, packets of 5x8 filing cards held together by rubber bands that have lost all their stretch--again the problem of fragments and the absence of order. I can only offer you a samplying of what confronts me:

He marches out jauntily, his overshoes not buckled; janitor who is sweeping steps seems xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[Holographic annotations]

72

my bathtub I sit buried to my armpits in

^in

^journals, newspapers,

Original Format

Typescript draft with holographic annotations

Files

studhorse man - draft 3 p80 crop final.jpg

Citation

Kroetsch, Robert 1927-2011, “Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 80,” University of Calgary Class Projects, accessed May 21, 2024, https://omeka.ucalgary.ca/document/297.