Note: In its entirety, George Steiner’s The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H. is about one third longer than the text we present here. The novella has seventeen chapters of varying lengths; we do not print six of those chapters (in the original, numbers 2, 4, 5, 8, 11 and 12), and take only part f…
The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H.
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