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"Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West"

♥ Book Title : Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2001
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780679641049
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0679641041
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one outlaw, known as "the Kid," a boy of fourteen. 15,000 first printing."Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"Blood Meridian"

♥ Book Title : Blood Meridian
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0330510940
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780330510943
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended Americaâe(tm)s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. âe~McCarthyâe(tm)s achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writerâe(tm) Independent âe~I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odysseyâe(tm) Evening Standard âe~His masterpiece . . .The book reads like a conflation of the Inferno, The Iliad and Moby Dick. I can only declare that Blood Meridian is unlike anything I have read in recent years, and seems to me an extraordinary, breathtaking achievementâe(tm) John Banville"Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"Blood Meridian"

♥ Book Title : Blood Meridian
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762521
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762528
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers." From the Hardcover edition."Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian"

♥ Book Title : Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian
♣ Name Author : Shane Schimpf
∞ Launching : 2008-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0978834917
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780978834913
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian is the essential companion to the classic novel by Cormac McCarthy. Every reader, whether a student of literature or a fan of the book, will find a wealth of information in these pages. Shane Schimpf has researched every aspect of the novel More...from terminology to foreign language translations to historical references to literary underpinnings. The content is presented as a page-by-page analysis facilitating a simultaneous reading of both. The result is a more complete understanding of the novel and McCarthy's dark vision contained therein. Unlike other written works about the novel, A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian includes: 1) Chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page annotations to the novel. 2) A subject index which includes the initial appearance of major characters, references to historical figures, geographical locales, indigenous flora and fauna, biblical references and more. 3) A thematic overview of Blood Meridian exploring the relationship between the novel's two major figures, The Kid and The Judge."Article| Shane Schimpf| Statement ..."

"Blood Meridian"

♥ Book Title : Blood Meridian
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2010-12-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780330474702
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0330474707
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas–Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. ‘Cormac McCarthy’s violent lyric masterpiece, Blood Meridian acquires an amoral, apocalyptic dimension through the Miltonic grandeur of the language . . . It is a barbarously poetic odyssey through a hell without purpose’ Irish Times ‘McCarthy’s achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writer’ Independent ‘A bloody and starkly beautiful tale’ Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times"Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"Reading the World"

♥ Book Title : Reading the World
♣ Name Author : Dianne C. Luce
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1570038244
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781570038242
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthyas 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 McCarthyas fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthyas distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthyas 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."Article| Dianne C. Luce| Statement ..."

"The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy"

♥ Book Title : The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy
♣ Name Author : Steven Frye
∞ Launching : 2013-04-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781107495814
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1107495814
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Cormac McCarthy both embodies and redefines the notion of the artist as outsider. His fiction draws on recognizable American themes and employs dense philosophical and theological subtexts, challenging readers by depicting the familiar as inscrutably foreign. The essays in this Companion offer a sophisticated yet concise introduction to McCarthy's difficult and provocative work. The contributors, an international team of McCarthy scholars, analyze some of the most well-known and commonly taught novels - Outer Dark, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses and The Road - while providing detailed treatments of McCarthy's work in cinema, including the many adaptations of his novels to film. Designed for scholars, teachers and general readers, and complete with a chronology and bibliography for further reading, this Companion is an essential reference for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of one of America's most celebrated living novelists."Article| Steven Frye| Statement ..."

"Notes on Blood Meridian"

♥ Book Title : Notes on Blood Meridian
♣ Name Author : John Sepich
∞ Launching : 2013-05-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780292749603
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0292749600
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy's greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 survey of the "best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years," and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100 best novels published since 1923. Yet Blood Meridian's complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel's wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meridian. Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Originally published in 1993, Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work. This amplified edition of Notes on Blood Meridian is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy's finest work."Article| John Sepich| Statement ..."

"Suttree"

♥ Book Title : Suttree
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762475
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762474
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☯ Full Synopsis : "By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"The Orchard Keeper"

♥ Book Title : The Orchard Keeper
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2010-12-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780330475006
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0330475002
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Set in a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is an early classic from one of America's finest and most celebrated authors. It tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father. Cormac McCarthy's debut novel is a magnificent evocation of an American landscape, and of a lost American time."Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"Outer Dark"

♥ Book Title : Outer Dark
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307762498
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307762491
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."

"Nowhere Man"

♥ Book Title : Nowhere Man
♣ Name Author : Aleksandar Hemon
∞ Launching : 2012-06-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780330539999
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 033053999X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "‘Aleksandar Hemon has established himself as that rare thing, an essential writer. Another small act of defiance against this narrowing world’ Observer ‘His language sings . . . I should not be surprised if Hemon wins the Nobel Prize at some point’ Giles Foden In Aleksandar Hemon’s electrifying first book, The Question of Bruno, Jozef Pronek left Sarajevo to visit Chicago in 1992, just in time to watch war break out at home on TV. Unable to return, he began to make his way in a foreign land and his adventures were unforgettable. Now Pronek, the accidental nomad, gets his own book, and startles us into yet more exhilarating ways of seeing the world anew. ‘If the plot is mercury, quick and elusive, sentence by sentence and word for word, Aleksandar Hemon’s writing is gold’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Downbeat but also hilarious, while the writing itself is astonishing’ Time Out ‘Hemon can’t write a boring sentence, and the English language is the richer for it’ New York Times ‘Sheer exuberance, generosity and engagement with life’ Sunday Times In Aleksandar Hemon’s electrifying first book, The Question of Bruno, Jozef Pronek left Sarajevo to visit Chicago in 1992, just in time to watch war break out at home on TV. Unable to return, he began to make his way in a foreign land and his adventures were unforgettable. Now Pronek, the accidental nomad, gets his own book, and startles us into yet more exhilarating ways of seeing the world anew."Article| Aleksandar Hemon| Statement ..."

"The Border Trilogy"

♥ Book Title : The Border Trilogy
♣ Name Author : Cormac McCarthy
∞ Launching : 2018-07-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781509852031
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1509852034
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☯ Full Synopsis : "With an introduction by novelist Rachel Kushner In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life."Article| Cormac McCarthy| Statement ..."