Karg prosa

Det är meningar som dessa som gör Cormac McCarthy till en av den samtida prosans överstepräster:

The prison was no more than a small walled village and within it occurred a constant seethe of barter and exchange in everything from radios to blankets down to matches and buttons and shoenails and within this bartering ran a constant struggle for status and position. Underpinning all of it like the fiscal standards in commercial societies lay a bedrock of depravity and violence where in an egalitarian absolute every man was judged by a single standard and that was his readiness to kill.

— Ur All the Pretty Horses, s. 185.


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