Monday, October 14, 2013

Thesis

The version of my thesis that I had printed for family has arrived. Five years and 307 pages.....

5 comments:

Jim H. said...

Congrats! I take it this means it was approved and a degree conferred.

Are you familiar with Wm. Burroughs's Cities of the Plain? A Boschian nightmare. Is that alluded to in your title?

What about the great Brazilian films "City of God" and "City of Man" I believe the titles were?

Jim H. said...

Wot? No Oxford comma? Gasp. {clutches pearls}

Tom Conoboy said...

Oh no, that's a bit premature. Won't get the viva till near Christmas.

I'm going back up to Scotland next week for a family reunion. We don't have them too often - last one was about four years ago, maybe more - so I thought I'd get some copies of it printed up for the folks, otherwise it will be very old news by the next time we meet up.

I know of the Burroughs, but haven't read it. Volume 4 of Proust's A La Recherche du temps perdu is also called Cities of the Plain, at least in the Scott Moncrieff translation (it's Sodom and Gomorrah in the later translation). I'm certainly alluding to that, because the modernists' ambivalence about their world is a feature of my interpretation of McCarthy.

Tom Conoboy said...

Ha! Oxford commas are considered old-fashioned here, despite the success of Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots and Leaves....

Richard L. Pangburn said...

Hey, congrats. Hope you'll make this available to read in some form or fashion.