I have a question about stringing clauses together. The following is an excerpt from a book called 'Jolie Blon's Bounce' by James Lee Burke:
...I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, past the confines of reason, into the past, into a world of lost dialects, gator hunters, busthead whiskey, moss harvesters, Jax beer, trotline runners, moonshiners, muskrat trappers, cockfights, bloodred boudin, a jigger of Jim Beam lowered into a frosted schooner of draft, outlaw shrimpers, dirty rice black from the pot, hogmeat cooked in rum, Pearl and Regal and Grand Prize and Lone Star iced down in washtubs, crawfish boiled with cob corn and artichokes, all of it on the tree-flooded, alluvial rim of the world, where the tides and the course of the sun were the only measures of time.
Is this simply a case of a 'list'-style sentence? Or is it something more complex? It's a very long sentence, and I'm wondering how accurate the grammar is? If it's correct, can someone explain why? What exactly is happening? I understand dependent and independent clauses, but in a case like this I'm unsure of what's really going on.
Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks!