A Cormac Mccarthy Companion

A Cormac Mccarthy Companion

The first book to examine McCarthya s three masterpiece novels as a cohesive whole"

Author: Edwin T. Arnold

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604735813

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first book to examine McCarthya s three masterpiece novels as a cohesive whole"
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy

The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy

This book provides a sophisticated introduction to the life and work of Cormac McCarthy appropriate for scholars, teachers and general readers.

Author: Steven Frye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107018150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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This book provides a sophisticated introduction to the life and work of Cormac McCarthy appropriate for scholars, teachers and general readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy, the author of such works as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, is one of America's greatest living writers--an uncompromising examiner of the depths of human depravity, the nature ...

Author: Erik Hage

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Cormac McCarthy, the author of such works as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, is one of America’s greatest living writers—an uncompromising examiner of the depths of human depravity, the nature of evil, and the bonds that endure. This companion is intended for both the scholar and lay reader seeking a comprehensive understanding of McCarthy’s body of work. Alphabetically ordered entries offer analysis of novels, characters, motifs, allusions, plays, and themes, as well as commentary on events, people and places related to McCarthy scholarship. Most entries include a selected bibliography for further reading. A biographical introduction provides information on the life of this reclusive author, and discussion topics are provided as an aid for instructors.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sacred Violence

Sacred Violence

Author: McCarthy Conference

Publisher: Texas Western Press

ISBN: UOM:39015034910995

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading the World

Reading the World

In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the ...

Author: Dianne C. Luce

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570038244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision of the world. Luce begins with a substantial treatment of the east Tennessee context from which McCarthy's fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthy's distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthy's fragmented narration and lyrical style combine to create a rich portrayal of the philosophical and religious elements at play in human consciousness as it confronts a world rife with isolation and violence.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to American Gothic

A Companion to American Gothic

Review of Blood Meridian: Or, the Evening Redness in the West,t by Cormac
McCarthy. Appalachian Journall 13: 103–104. Arnold, E.T., and D.C. Luce (eds.) (
1999). Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy. 2nd ed. Jackson: University Press of ...

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118608425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available
Categories: Literary Criticism

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he ...

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307481301

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Cormac McCarthy in Context

Cormac McCarthy in Context

The collection explores the relationship McCarthy has with his favourite authors, writers such as Herman Melville, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway.

Author: Steven Frye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108806510

Category: Literary Criticism

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Cormac McCarthy is a writer informed by an intense curiosity. His interests range from the natural world, to philosophy and religion, to history and culture. Cormac McCarthy in Context offers readers the opportunity to understand how various influences inform his rich body of work. The collection explores the relationship McCarthy has with his favourite authors, writers such as Herman Melville, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway. Other contexts are tremendously informative, including the American Romance tradition of the nineteenth century as well as modernity and the modernist literary movement. Influence and context are of absolute importance in understanding McCarthy, who is now being understood as one of the most significant authors of the contemporary period.
Categories: Literary Criticism

You Would Not Believe What Watches

You Would Not Believe What Watches

This volume is the first of a planned series of casebooks to be published by the Cormac McCarthy Society.

Author: Rick Wallach

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807154229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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This volume is the first of a planned series of casebooks to be published by the Cormac McCarthy Society. It is an expanded and updated version of the fourth volume of The Cormac McCarthy Journal, originally released in 2006 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the novel. The original edition consisted of papers and lectures given at the conference, held by the Society in Knoxville in October 2004. The current edition includes the entire content of its predecessor volume, and we have added intriguing essays, anecdotes and firsthand accounts of Knoxville during the historical period covered by Suttree to flesh it out.
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The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists

The Cambridge Companion to American Novelists

BRIAN EVENSON Cormac McCarthy's (1933—) significance, particularly in his
pre—Border Trilogy writings, lies in the refusal of his fiction to be significant, to be
meaningful, in the way that American literature generally has intended. His work
 ...

Author: Timothy Parrish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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This volume provides newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics on the social and cultural history of the novel in America. It explores the work of the most influential American novelists of the past 200 years, including Melville, Twain, James, Wharton, Cather, Faulkner, Ellison, Pynchon, and Morrison.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy

Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy

He has written extensively about McCarthy; he ed— ited Myth, Legend, Dust:
Critical Responses to Cormac McCarthy, and with Wade Hall he co—edited two
editions ofSacred Violence: A Reader's Companion to Cormac McCarthy.

Author: Peter Josyph

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Regarded by many as one of America's finest-living writers, Cormac McCarthy has produced some of the most compelling novels of the last 40 years. Through the increasing number of cinematic adaptations of his work, including the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, and the Pulitzer Prize for The Road, McCarthy is entering the mainstream of cultural consciousness, both in the United States and abroad. In Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy, Peter Josyph considers, at length, the author's two masterworks Blood Meridian and Suttree, as well as the novel and film of All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy's play The Stonemason, and his film The Gardener's Son. The book also includes extended conversations with critic Harold Bloom about Blood Meridian; novelist and poet Robert Morgan about The Gardener's Son; critic Rick Wallach about Blood Meridian; and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ted Tally about his film adaptation of All the Pretty Horses. Drawing on multiple resources of an unconventional nature, this book examines McCarthy's work from original and sometimes provocative perspectives. Proposing a new notion of criticism, Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy will become a useful tool for critics, students, and general readers about one of the great literary talents of the day.
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Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

Intertextual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy

NEW HORIZONS IN MCCARTHY SCHOLARSHIP My colleague Nick Monk has
had the difficult but gratifying task of ... of interrogations in those days for what
would become Sacred Violence: A Reader's Companion to Cormac McCarthy.

Author: Nicholas Monk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136636066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This collection offers a fresh approach to the work of Cormac McCarthy, one of the most important contemporary American authors. Essays focus on his work across the genres and/or in constellation with other writers and artists, presenting not only a different "angle" on the work, but setting him within a broader literary and artistic context. Such an approach offers a view of McCarthy that is strikingly different to previous collections that have dealt with the work in an almost exclusively "single author" and/or "single genre" mode. McCarthy’s novels are increasingly regarded as amongst the most rich, the most complex, and the most insightful of all recent literary responses to prevailing conditions in both the USA and beyond, and this collection recognizes the intertextual and interdisciplinary nature of his work. Contributors draw back the curtain on some of McCarthy’s literary ancestors, revealing and analyzing some of the fiction’s key contemporary intertexts, and showing a complex and previously underestimated hinterland of influence. In addition, they look beyond the novel both to other genres in McCarthy’s oeuvre, and to the way these genres have influenced McCarthy’s writing.
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Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy

Aldridge , John W . “ Cormac McCarthy ' s Bizarre Genius . ” Atlantic Monthly (
August 1994 ) : 89 – 96 . Arnold , Edwin T . , and Dianne C . Luce , eds . A
Cormac McCarthy Companion : The Border Trilogy . Jackson : Univ . Press of
Mississippi ...

Author: Kenneth Lincoln

Publisher: American Literature Readings i

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131682580

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

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With a thirteen major works over a fifty-year career, one that includes a 2007 Pulitzer Prize, selection for Oprah’s Book Club, and Oscar-winning film adaptations of his novels, Cormac McCarthy is one of America’s best-selling novelists of the South and Southwest. Cormac McCarthy offers a shrewd chapter-by-chapter reading, exploring concepts such as the Southern Gothic novel, the Southwest border, faith and suicide, and father-son relationships. Respected scholar Kenneth Lincoln shows how McCarthy’s canticles of praise, grief, and warning mix classic, biblical, and ballad genres and cross the lyrical with the narrative. Lincoln makes a compelling case that McCarthy is our greatest millennial novelist in a time of heroic challenge and high global stakes.
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Southwestern American Literature

Southwestern American Literature

As of some site where life had not succeeded ' : Sorrow , Allegory , and
Pastoralism in Cormac McCarthy ' s Border Trilogy . " A Cormac McCarthy
Companion : The Border Trilogy . Ed . Edwin T . Arnold and Dianne C . Luce .
Jackson : UP of ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019582698

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Western American Literature

Western American Literature

Crossing from the Wasteland into the Exotic in McCarthy's Border Trilogy . ” In A
Cormac McCarthy Companion , ed . by Edwin T. Arnold and Dianne C. Luce ,
256-69 . Jackson : University Press of Mississippi , 2001 . Campbell , Lt. Jim .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P011468995

Category: American literature

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A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

This Blackwell Companion reveals the rich heritage of regional literatures in the
United States. ... bookstores today are filled with acclaimed and bestselling books
from authors like Cormac McCarthy, Charles Frazier, E. Annie Proulx, Barbara ...

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

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The Blackwell Companion to American Regional Literature is the most comprehensive resource yet published for study of this popular field. The most inclusive survey yet published of American regional literature. Represents a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches. Surveys the literature of specific regions from California to New England and from Alaska to Hawaii. Discusses authors and groups who have been important in defining regional American literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Late Modernism of Cormac McCarthy

The Late Modernism of Cormac McCarthy

Jewett , Sara Orne . The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories . New York
: Anchor Books , 1989 . Josyph , Peter . “ Blood Music : Reading Blood Meridian .
” In Sacred Violence : A Reader ' s Companion to Cormac McCarthy , ed .

Author: David Holloway

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110257537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Offers a new interpretation of Cormac McCarthy's fiction in the context of modernist aesthetics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

True and Living Prophet of Destruction

True and Living Prophet of Destruction

Nicholas Monk argues that McCarthy’s response to the modern world is more subtle and less laden with despair than many realize, and that his work represents an understanding of the world that transcends the political divisions of right ...

Author: Nicholas Monk

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826356802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Cormac McCarthy’s work sounds warnings of impending apocalypse, but it also implies that redemption remains available. Nicholas Monk argues that McCarthy’s response to the modern world is more subtle and less laden with despair than many realize, and that his work represents an understanding of the world that transcends the political divisions of right and left, escapes the reductive nature of identity politics, and looks to futures beyond the immediately adjacent. He positions McCarthy as an acute chronicler of the American condition at the beginning of a new century. Tracing the development of modernity, Monk explores the associated political and philosophical undercurrents in McCarthy and identifies how they are generated and what they oppose. He focuses on language, aesthetics, violence, the spiritual, and the natural environment and the animals that inhabit it. He examines the experience of engaging with McCarthy’s fiction in order to reveal why so many people report that “reading Cormac McCarthy changed my life.”
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Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

... Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead, Cormac McCarthy, William
Hauptman, Don DeLillo's Underworld. The Complex, from its iconic status as
nuclear blastzone through to the fabulous sums spent on the bases and test sites,
symbol~ ...

Author: Adam Piette

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748653935

Category: History

Page: 600

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The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
Categories: History