Film Celebrates Suttree's Knoxville
The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, UT and German composers collaborate to evoke the city of Cormac McCarthy's gritty novel.
by scott barker • November 2, 2018
An unidentified man stands outside the Market House in Knoxville's Market Square in 1937. (Credit: Annemarie Schwarzenbach/Swiss Literary Archive, Berne, Switzerland. Courtesy of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.)
This city constructed on no known paradigm, a mongrel architecture reading back through the works of man in a brief delineation of the aberrant disordered and mad. A carnival of shapes upreared on the river plain that has dried up the sap of the earth for miles around.
-- Cormac McCarthy, Suttree
In the early 1990s, a 30-something German composer and musician staying at a campsite in the Tuscany region o...
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