Understanding Cormac Mccarthy
  • Understanding Cormac Mccarthy
  • Understanding Cormac Mccarthy
  • Understanding Cormac Mccarthy
ISBN: 1611170184
EAN13: 9781611170184
Language: English
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.9" L x 4.9" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Named by Harold Bloom as one of the most significant American novelists of our time, Cormac McCarthy has been honored with the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for The Road, and the coveted MacArthur Fellowship. Steven Frye offers a comprehensive treatment of McCarthy's fiction to date, dealing with the author's aesthetic and thematic concerns, his philosophical and religious influences, and his participation in Western literary traditions.

Frye provides extensive readings of each novel, charting the trajectory of McCarthy's development as a writer who invigorates literary culture both past and present through a blend of participation, influence, and aesthetic transformation. Understanding Cormac McCarthy explores the early works of the Tennessee period in the context of the romance genre, the southern gothic and grotesque, as well as the carnivalesque. A chapter is devoted to Blood Meridian, a novel that marks McCarthy's transition to the West and his full recognition as a major force in American letters. In the final two chapters, Frye explores McCarthy's Border Trilogy and his later works-- specifically No Country for Old Men and The Road--addressing the manner in which McCarthy's preoccupation with violence and Read More chevron_right

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