Cormac McCarthy

A Literary Companion


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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)

Erik Hage is an author, critic, and cultural reporter from upstate New York, where he is a professor of Journalism and Communication at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Bibliographic Details

Erik Hage
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 200
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4310-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5559-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Literary Companions

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Preface      1
Introduction      3
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
Bibliography      179
Index      189

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Indispensable…highly recommended”—Choice
  • “Very well researched and written”—ARBA
  • “Excellent series of Literary Companions”–Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine