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Con la historia de Suttree, Cormac McCarthy explora la existencia en sus formas más rudas y hace una reflexión sobre la identidad y la ausencia de propósitos en la vida.

Knoxville, Tennessee, década de 1950. La novela relata algunos años de la vida del héroe que da nombre a la novela, Cornelius Suttree, un hombre que deja atrás su vida de familia acomodada, abandona a su mujer y se compra una barcaza, en la que vivirá, para convertirse en pescador uniéndose a una banda de vagabundos, ladrones, prostitutas, jugadores y demás parias cuya vida transcurre entre la mera supervivencia y una muerte sórdida.

El protagonista comparte los rasgos tradicionales de los héroes de McCarthy: es un solitario impenitente, acaba presa de un aislamiento que nunca se explica del todo y el momento de la vida en que se encuentra se describe con una crudeza y una intensidad poética que elude todo análisis. Así, la vida de Cornelius Suttree se convierte en el relato de una vida anónima, sin compromisos, que explora la existencia en sus formas más rudas de un modo que no está exento de lirismo, para acabar convirtiéndose en una reflexión sobre la identidad y la ausencia de propósitos en la vida.

** Mejor novela extranjera publicada en 2004 según "Cultura/s", La Vanguardia

La crítica ha dicho...
«McCarthy es sinónimo de grandeza literaria.»
El País

«Un auténtico grande de la literatura contemporánea, inclemente pero compasivo hasta vencer la náusea. Con toda certeza, un maestro.»
La Vanguardia

Una reflexión sobre la identidad y la ausencia de propósitos en la vida.

Publisher: New York :, Random House
Copyright Date: ©1979
ISBN: 9788439724919
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Jan 02, 2015

A smart loyal and generous man, Suttree cannot nevertheless pull himself up and away from the miscreants and degenerates whom he interacts with in Knoxville TN. Less action then some of the other McCarthy novels but with the same poetic prose. Maybe not the best choice if you haven't read any of his other novels, but definitely worth reading.

Feb 14, 2012

you guys want to read something dark from cormac mc carthy? have any of you read "child of god" talk about twisted. i told a friend of mine about this twisted story that takes place in the south (describing this book) and he laughed and said "the south is like that" cheers to all you cormac fans. i read Suttree and really enjoyed it. todd

philyoung Dec 05, 2011

thank you to unix2000z for your review. I had started to read this book and was having trouble with the dark (even by Mccarthy's standards), slow beginning, and was at the point of returning it unfinished.
But then I read your review, which gave me the will to persevere and it was worth it!

Jun 17, 2011

Kirkus nailed it, so why read mine? I would only add that this is a beautiful story about a beautiful man. Buddy is complex, extremely flawed, and ultimately tragic. But beneath all the warts there beats a heart of pure gold. You can't help but love Suttree by the end of the novel, and wish him well. McCarthy makes you ache for something better for poor old Buddy, but you always know that most of his misery is of his own doing. This is may be my favorite McCarthy novel, although I absolutely love all ten of them. This book made me want to visit Knoxville in the same way Faulkner draws me to Oxford, Mississippi. This tale is of the great American loser, penned by the greatest American writer since Faulkner. Read it!

Jul 28, 2010

Beautiful, ugly, phantasmic.


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