A Literary Companion
About the Book
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.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
Series: McFarland Literary Companions
Table of Contents
A Brief Biography 7
Cormac McCarthy: A Literary Companion 19
Appendix A: Chronolog y of the Borderlands Works 171
Appendix B: Topics for Discussion, Research, and Study 174
Book Reviews & Awards
“indispensable…highly recommended”—Choice; “very well researched and written”—ARBA.