Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 340

Title

Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 340

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

b786fc58-6dee-4c3f-93a4-b49ada3fabe6

Text

[Typescript]

xx Martha and her consort (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) to exist, and that when a further opportunity arose for my humiliation. Martha bore a beautiful daughter (conceived in the icehouse, by my calculations; Martha, like one of her mares, chanced to be in full heat). I received a long and vacuous letter requesting that I, from the pinnacle of my fictional intentions, suggest a name for xxxxx the consequence of their unbridled lust. In choosing a name, I wrote back, xxx must try to suggest that human actions are governed by a profound and unselfish love. Yet xxx must acknowledge the terrors and the longings of each day's night. That same daughter, as a final insult to me, xxxxxxxxx was christened Demeter. D. Lepage, she calls herself, when she tries in vain to get permission to interrupt my endless bath. To that intruding girl's enduring embarrassment and inevitable infidelities I dedicate this portentous study.
[Holographic annotations]

340

s        I must use the plural


one

one

Original Format

Typescript draft with holographic annotations

Files

studhorse man - draft 3 p340 crop final.jpg

Collection

Citation

Kroetsch, Robert, 1927-2011, “Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 340,” University of Calgary Class Projects, accessed September 15, 2019, https://omeka.ucalgary.ca/document/327.