Is Suttree a writer?

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  • 07 Jul 2016 at 12:04 pm #8420

    It seems implied but is there any direct evidence from early drafts, letters, research papers?

    08 Jul 2016 at 8:05 pm #8422


    I just finished reading suttree for a third time and vaguely wondered about that myself.

    11 Jul 2016 at 3:11 pm #8454

    Yyler, I looked into it…

    Suttree was the first book CM started on and Sut was originally a Dedalus tortured artist type character referred to as “The Poet”.

    Obviously that doesn’t mean he is a writer/artist in the final form of the book though there are enough hints along the way. And towards the end direct textual evidence:

    “I said that I would take my own part against the slander of oblivion and against the monstrous facelessness of it and that I would stand a stone in the very void where all would read my name. Of that vanity I recant all.”

    15 Jul 2016 at 1:44 pm #8456

    Rick Wallach

    Oh dear friend do not contemplate whether Suttree is a producer of texts for it is just by suchwise that poststructuralists are invited in….

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