From the moment of their publication at the turn of the century, these novels look back to immediately look forth; they echo the voices of groundbreaking postmodern narratives of the west like Robert Kroetsch's The Studhorse
Man (1969), Aritha van Herk's No Fixed Address: An Amorous Journey (1986) or George Bowering's Caprice (1988) and their territorialized self-conscious deconstructive impulses.
MAN | ROBERT KROETSCH (1969; + GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD)
And while, as all readers know, Rocinante is not a racehorse or a studhorse
, but just an old hack, he seems to possess an ordinary olfactory ability for his species.
Then the show of beauty horses, studhorse
, pregnant horses of all creeds and foals showing some of the best and most beautiful horses before the Royal box, in addition to, presenting a show by the studhorses
, pregnant horses and foals.
Disenchanted modernity in Robert Kroetsch's The Studhorse
man; biology and culture, sex and gender, eugenics and contraception, writing and reading.
The trilogy includes: The Words of My Roaring (1966) set in the depression of the 1930s, The Studhorse
Man (1969) dealing with the end of WW 11, and Gone Indian (1973) focusing on the 1960s and 1970s.
When Harry finds a ring that had belonged to a woman who disappeared 30 years ago, everyone tries to find some connection because she was also a horse breeder and her famous studhorse
had disappeared with her.
And he seems contented as a studhorse
whenever I see him working.
ROBERT KROETSCH'S LATEST collection of verse adds to an impressive body of fiction and poetry, a body that includes the 1969 novel The Studhorse
Man, which won Canada's Governor General's Award.
Adventurous readers might try Robert Kroetsch's novel The Studhorse
Man (Random House, 1988), a surreal picture of Western Canadian spirit.
When the North Carolina senator wanted to raise some money, he hired Viguerie, and in so doing became the first to mate the noncharitable studhorse
with the charitable mare and breed the hybrid worth billions in government subsidies.