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The Sunset Limited

Full of rich dialogue, Cormac McCarthy's insightful and philosophical play, The Sunset Limited, probes the deepest questions of human existence.

Author : Cormac McCarthy

Release : 2011-02-04

Publisher : Pan Macmillan

ISBN : 0330535757

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Full of rich dialogue, Cormac McCarthy's insightful and philosophical play, The Sunset Limited, probes the deepest questions of human existence. A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, 'Black' and 'White', as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history - mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of the best of Beckett. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life. Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

The Sunset Limited

Author : Michael Jarel

Release : 2006

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780965720885

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Sunset Limited

This book derives its title in part from the famed passenger train Sunset Limited,
which as railroaders and rail fans will quickly tell you, was the Southern Pacific
Railroad's luxury passenger liner that plied the company's transcontinental
Sunset ...

Author : Richard J. Orsi

Release : 2007-02-06

Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN : 0520251644

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"An extraordinary book by a master historian! Orsi demonstrates that the Southern Pacific was not simply a predatory corporation obsessed with maximizing its profits and political power; it had a strong sense of the public good and a devotion to building stable, prosperous communities. This superb book should be required reading for all historians of the West, business, and the environment."—Donald J. Pisani, author of Water and American Government “This deep and extensive examination of the Southern Pacific's development activities in California will encourage readers to look beyond the overblown rhetoric of the railroad's many political enemies and see afresh its many positive economic accomplishments as it worked to build the Twentieth-Century West. Orsi’s presentation is as luminous as it is impressive”—Carlos Schwantes, author of Going Places: Transportation Redefines the Twentieth Century West “This brilliantly researched and beautifully written study of one of America's greatest railroads offers wonderful insights into both transportation and Western history. Orsi places the early history of the Southern Pacific Railroad in proper focus by skillfully untangling the long-standing Octopus myth. This work deserves to be called a landmark in the field.”—H. Roger Grant, author of Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company "Sunset Limited illuminates not only the workings and ambitions of the Southern Pacific railroad but teaches us a great deal about the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American West as well. This is a wonderful scholarly study: remarkably thorough, ambitious, and gracefully rendered."—William Deverell, author of Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910

The Derailment of the Sunset Limited; September 22, 1993; Big Bayou Canot, Alabama

Also about 0256 hours, the assistant terminal trainmaster at Sibert Yard heard [
the Sunset Limited] transmitting Mayday over the radio. The yardmaster at Sibert
Yard notified the train dispatcher in Jacksonville, Florida, at 0257 hours and the ...

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Sunset Limited

Three days later my aunt and I stood on the platform at the train station and
watched my mother and Hank climb aboard the Sunset Limited. They
disappeared through the vestibule, then she came back and hugged me one
more time. “Davy ...

Author : James Lee Burke

Release : 2011-09-21

Publisher : Island Books

ISBN : 0307807452

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In a land soaked with sin, Dave Robicheaux is dueling with killers, ghosts, and a woman's revenge.... The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn't crucify Megan Flynn's father. They just didn't catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails. Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalist, has come back to the bayou, looking for cop Dave Robicheaux. It was Dave who found the body of labor leader Jack Flynn. The sight changed the boy, shaped him as a man. And after forty years, Robicheaux is still haunted by the bizarre unsolved slaying. Now Megan's return has stirred up the ghosts of the long-buried past, igniting a storm of violence that will rip apart lives of blacks and whites in this bayou county. And for a good cop with bad memories, hard desires, and chilling nightmares, the time has come to uncover the truth. From the Paperback edition.

The Sunset

... that sings a jocund song Of peace and love and happiness through all the
seasons long , And days are glad , and hours are bright , and all the moments
blessed , For this is still December , but — December in the west . The “ Sunset
Limited ...

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Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

The. Sunset. Limited. I gather it to be your belief that culture tends to contribute to
human misery. That the more one knows the more unhappy one is likely to be. As
in the case of certain parties known to us. No Countryfor Old Men proved to be ...

Author : John Cant

Release : 2013-01-11

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1136095063

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This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world. Introductory chapters outline his personal background and the influences on his early years in Tennessee whilst each of his works is dealt with in a separate chapter listed in chronological order of publication.

Railroads of Fort Bend County

Baggage is being loaded and passengers are boarding the Sunset Limited Train
No. 1 at Union Station in Rosenberg, Texas. (Courtesy of the Ken E. Stavinoha
Collection.) are busy with activity. Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 614 has.

Author : Jim Vollmar

Release : 2010-07-12

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 1439639701

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Fort Bend County was formed in the early 1820s by members of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old 300.” Traders utilized barges and steamboats running along the Brazos River to transport cotton and other products from the lower Brazos Valley to the port at Galveston. In 1853, railroads began to play a larger role in the county’s transportation system. Transportation facilities were greatly improved when the first railroad in Texas, the Buffalo, Brazos, and Colorado Railroad Company, completed its first 20-mile segment to Stafford’s Point in Fort Bend County from Harrisburg (Houston). As many as eight separate railroads were chartered and operated in Fort Bend County by 1900. Today some of the names have changed but most of the original rail lines remain in operation. The Union Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and Kansas City Southern rail companies have picked up where their predecessors left off and are keeping Fort Bend County one of the busiest and fastest-growing counties in the United States.

Cormac McCarthy's House

Believing in The Sunset Limited: A Talk with Tom Cornford on Directing McCarthy
Tom Cornford is a talented director and teacher who has worked at
Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Guthrie in
Minneapolis, and ...

Author : Peter Josyph

Release : 2013-03-01

Publisher : University of Texas Press

ISBN : 0292748868

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Novelist Cormac McCarthy’s brilliant and challenging work demands deep engagement from his readers. In Cormac McCarthy’s House, author, painter, photographer, and actor-director Peter Josyph draws on a wide range of experience to pose provocative, unexpected questions about McCarthy’s work, how it is achieved, and how it is interpreted. As a visual artist, Josyph wrestles with the challenge of rendering McCarthy’s former home in El Paso as a symbol of a great writer’s workshop. As an actor and filmmaker, he analyzes the high art of Tommy Lee Jones in The Sunset Limited and No Country for Old Men. Invoking the recent suicide of a troubled friend, he grapples with the issue of “our brother’s keeper” in The Crossing and The Sunset Limited. But for Josyph, reading the finest prose-poet of our day is a project into which he invites many voices, and his investigations include a talk with Mark Morrow about photographing McCarthy while he was writing Blood Meridian; an in-depth conversation with director Tom Cornford on the challenges of staging The Sunset Limited and The Stonemason; a walk through the streets, waterfronts, and hidden haunts of Suttree with McCarthy scholar and Knoxville resident Wesley Morgan; insights from the cast of The Gardener’s Son about a controversial scene in that film; actress Miriam Colon’s perspective on portraying the Dueña Alfonsa opposite Matt Damon in All the Pretty Horses; and a harsh critique of Josyph’s views on The Crossing by McCarthy scholar Marty Priola, which leads to a sometimes heated debate. Illustrated with thirty-one photographs, Josyph’s unconventional journeys into the genius of Cormac McCarthy form a new, highly personal way of appreciating literary greatness.

All Aboard

Sunset Limited (1,2) Stops: Los Angeles, Phoenix, El Paso, San Antonio,
Houston, New Orleans Frequency: Departs from Los ... sleepers, dining car,
lounge car At its inception, the Sunset Limited was a very ambitious undertaking
for Amtrak.

Author : Jim Loomis

Release : 2015-01-01

Publisher : Chicago Review Press

ISBN : 1569761892

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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.

Southern Pacific Railroad in Eastern Texas

During the 1960s, the Sunset Limited lost its dining car and sleeping car services,
relegating it to a coach train with an automatic buffet car for meals. On November
1, 1970, dining car and sleeping car service was reestablished and service ...

Author : David M. Bernstein

Release : 2011-03-14

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 1439639981

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The Southern Pacific Railroad and its predecessors served Texas from 1853 to 1996. Stretching from El Paso to the Louisiana border and from the Rio Grande Valley to the Red River, Southern Pacific opened up vast areas of the state to settlement by transporting people, building materials, and livestock. The railroad fueled Texas’s economy by moving oil, timber, agricultural commodities, coal, automobiles, petrochemicals, cement, steel, consumer goods, and myriad other products. It hauled the marble that built the state capitol in Austin and the materials to build the massive seawall in Galveston. Southern Pacific also played an important role in developing the ports of Beaumont, Galveston, Houston, and Corpus Christi. This book is a photographic record of Southern Pacific in eastern Texas during the 50-year period following World War II to the 1996 merger with the Union Pacific Railroad.

Rails Around Houston

At any rate , as the Southern Pacific completed its transcontinental line , it
became known as the “ Sunset Route " and their deluxe all - Pullman train the
Sunset Limited . To safeguard and feed its latest transcontinental line , the SP
quickly ...

Author : Douglas L. Weiskopf

Release : 2009

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 9780738558844

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Several railroads were chartered by the Republic of Texas, but the first line built was the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado, which began construction near the Port of Houston Turning Basin in 1851. The BBB&C would become the oldest segment of the countryas first transcontinental railroad under sole ownership: the Southern Pacificas Sunset Route, connecting New Orleans and Los Angeles and completed in 1883. By the time oil was discovered near Beaumont in 1901, Houston was such a transportation hub that it became the heart of the petrochemical industry. Houston saw narrow-gauge lines, two interurban lines, light rail, and even a monorail. For many years, the chamber of commerce proudly proclaimed that Houston was the place awhere seventeen railroads meet the sea.a More than 30 beautiful trains with names like Sunset Limited, Sunbeam, Sam Houston Zephyr, Twin Star Rocket, Bluebonnet, Texas Rocket, and Texas Chief would serve three depots.

Stranger on a Train

Since this was America, the land of vast spaces, it was only a hop and a skip to
the oasis in Phoenix (four hours, say) by the Southwest Chief, so I could go and
visit John and Maria again, before catching my old friend the Sunset Limited in
the ...

Author : Jenny Diski

Release : 2013-09-17

Publisher : Picador

ISBN : 1466853085

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The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers—those we have just met and those we once were—and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there.


LETTER FROM Sunset ( A MAGAZINE OF THE BORDER . The Sunset Limited . .
. still going strong Vol . VI NOVEMBER 1900 SAN FRANCISCO , CALIFORNIA

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In the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the District of Utah. No.993. In Equity

A. The Sunset Limited was inaugurated in November , 1894 , and ran until 1895 ,
weekly , and then ran in 1896 , 1897 , etc.— Q. I will come to that . All I wanted to
understand was whether that train ran during 1900 — the seventh season .

Author : United States, complainant, v. Union Pacific railroad company et al., defendants

Release : 1910

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Outposts of Hope

... in confidence.18 The true spirit of peter's apologetic message is captured in
Cormac McCarthy's drama The Sunset Limited. The one-act play is a
conversation between a black man and white man (referred to simply as Black
and White) that ...

Author : Douglas D. Webster

Release : 2015-01-09

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN : 1498200672

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The original recipients of the Letter of First Peter inhabited a radically different social context from our own. We do not live under Roman imperial rule. Slave labor is not the driving force of our economy. Women are not under patriarchal domination in our culture as they once were. Society has changed, but what is beyond dispute is that Western culture remains antithetical to God's will and hostile to the Jesus way. The imperial Caesar has been replaced by the imperial self. The Pax Romana has been replaced by the American Dream. Western capitalism still trades in the bodies and souls of human beings. Culture obsesses over sexual freedom and material indulgence. Idolatry is pervasive. Autonomous individualism is the ideal. First Peter is about the inevitable clash with culture that ensues because of the good news of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter's bottom-up profile of costly discipleship is far more radical than we may realize. Hostility against the church is the believer's opportunity under pressure to reveal the goodness of God. Suffering and submission are essential for Peter's Christ for culture strategy. Sacrifice is the leverage of the gospel. Cross-bearing humility is the strategy for relating to culture and Christlike humility is essential for living in the household of God.

Texas Highways

Conductor E . L . Bracewell checks Olivia and Adrian Sanchez ' s tickets on the
Sunset Limited ( below left ) . tains ; looks like a bunch of chimneys . " “ This air is
so clear you can see for a hundred miles . ” West Texas from the window of the ...

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Exemplary State Rail Programming and Planning

... implementing Sunset Limited service . By 1991 , Florida had successfully
reached an agreement with Amtrak to extend service on the Sunset Limited to
Florida . The Sunset Limited was previously running from Los Angeles to New
Orleans .

Author : Leigh B. Boske

Release : 2000

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Examines four state rail programs with intent to draw lessons for the state of Texas in the event that Texas considers more active participation in state rail programming and planning. Looks at the evolution and management of the four state rail programs, presenting information on laws, program budgets and expenditures, policies, and plans. Appendices contain documentation on state statutes, funding histories, program descriptions, feasibility studies, and Amtrak 403(b) contracts. This report lacks a subject index. c. Book News Inc.

Railfan & Railroad

minu Commentary by George H . Drurys Spencer Shops ( circa 1950 ) Watercolor
print 13 " x 24 " ( limited edition of 1250 ) $ 50 . 00 Send SASE for ... It ' s just that
when the Sunset Limited fell from favor , it fell a long way . What about the ...

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Old Men, Pregnant Women, Little Children and Beautiful White Horses

Sunset. Limited. I, a woman-child clad in an unfamiliar maternity smock, stared
out the window of the Sunset Limited as it sped past the hills covered with the
beautiful bluebonnets of my native south Texas. I watched the familiar hill country
turn ...

Author : Corinne Martin Rico’t

Release : 2011-01-17

Publisher : iUniverse

ISBN : 9781450275910

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This is the story of a year in the life of an eighteen-year-old wife and mother suddenly living in a war zone. She and her husband, a jet fighter pilot, were based at Itazuke Air Force base, Fukuoka, Japan, when in the night the North Koreans invaded South Korea; the pilots of the 5th Air Force were at war. The wives based at Itazuke remained on base, facing the tragedy of lost and wounded friends and the ever-present fear of what became known as the "Death Parade." Included are letters written home by a frightened, homsick little girl, determined nevertheless to stay with her husband, yet fearful for their new baby. These letters are poignant in their simplicity. Also included are songs the pilots sang after a day of combat, songs of death and dying. This true story is unlike any other tale of the Korean War. It records a side of war little seen and seldom remembered. Whether there daily in the war zone or sitting thousands of miles away, the pilot's wife just waits.